February 26, 2015 - 8:57 AM
THOMPSON-OKANAGAN - We just knew it was too good to be true, Mother Nature is set to remind us winter is not quite over with a couple centimetres of snow by Friday morning and well below normal low temperatures early next week.
Environment Canada is forecasting high temperatures to be within the seasonal normals of about 6 Celsius throughout the region but with overnight lows still dropping below 0 C the feeling of winter is not quite over.
In Kamloops there is a chance of flurries Thursday and Friday morning, but Thursday evening there is expected to be some snow. Overnight lows will be within a couple degrees of seasonal normals, -3 C, until Monday night, when temperatures suddenly drop to -11 C.
Head down to Vernon or Kelowna and temperatures will be much the same, though Monday night it is expected to only drop to -9 C. There is a chance of showers this afternoon and evening, but by late evening flurries will begin to fall as the snow level reaches the valley bottom. The snow will end by early Friday afternoon and then the weekend is expected to be dry until Monday, when there is another chance of flurries.
Penticton will be a couple degrees warmer most days, but will still drop down to -9 C Monday night. There is a 30 per cent chance of showers today and the snow level will remain at 1,200 metres during the day. A 60 per cent chance of flurries overnight and Friday morning will change to rain as the snow level rises later in the morning. Monday also brings a chance of flurries.
Snow could also fall on Interior mountain passes Thursday during the day while Highway 1 between Eagle Pass and Rogers Pass could also have snow overnight.
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