Just a few more days of cold

A lone survivor of the fall is covered in frost Wednesday morning as temperatures slowly start to warm up following an intense cold snap in the Southern Interior.

WARMER WEEKEND EXPECTED

THOMPSON-OKANAGAN - We are beginning to see a break in the cold weather and by Sunday the entire region should finally be above 0 Celsius.

Environment Canada was originally calling for Friday to be the day we would see temperatures rise to above normal, after a week of well-below normal temperatures. Now most of the region will have to wait an extra day before the weather warms up, though those in the Kamloops area will have to wait until Sunday.

Temperatures will remain several degrees below the normal high of 1 C today and tomorrow with the mercury set to drop to -7 C to -13 C overnight — with Vernon being the cold spot. Then on Friday temperatures will climb to just below 0 C. Saturday highs of 3 C are expected through the Okanagan and Kamloops will see temperatures reach that high on Sunday. By Tuesday temperatures are expected to reach the 7-9 C range.

As temperatures warm up on Friday and Saturday much of the Okanagan could also see snow or rain, though Penticton could also see snow on Thursday.

The just cold, frosty temperatures have also been creating havoc on the highways. Several accidents have been reported over the last couple of days and compact snow with slippery sections is being reported on all highways.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Jennifer Stahn at jstahn@infonews.ca or call 250-819-3723. To contact an editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.


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