December 24, 2013 - 8:44 AM
THOMPSON-OKANAGAN – It's Christmas Eve and it's looking like Mother Nature has one last gift for us, average weather and a (mostly) white Christmas.
Weather jumped to above 0 Celsius for a few days but temperatures will level out to normal for Christmas Day before heading back to above 0 C for the rest of the week.
From Vernon south to Penticton temperatures will head back above 0 C again today but will drop back to normals of -1 C for tomorrow and Boxing Day before heading to just above 0 C again. In Kamloops the fog will clear this morning and then temperatures will hit the normal today and tomorrow before heading a few degrees above that normal mark from Boxing Day through the rest of the week.
After snow late last week and this past weekend, a white Christmas was almost guaranteed for many parts of the region and while weather did warm up for a few days it wasn't enough to get rid of all the white stuff.
No snow is in the forecast for today or tomorrow through the region but on Monday eight centimetres of snow fell at Helmer Lake on the Coquihalla Highway and at the Coquihalla Summit 10 cm fell. Heading east, Alberta Canyon received 9 cm of snow. The remaining snow has left compact snow, slushy and slippery sections on many Interior highways.
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