Melt could continue in the Okanagan

OKANAGAN - With temperatures set to be just above seasonal normals this week we can expect to see the snow continue to melt in the Okanagan.

Environment Canada is calling for highs ranging from 1 Celsius to 4 C this week while overnight lows are expected to hover at or just below 0 C. Seasonal normal temperatures range from a high of 0 C to a low of -5 C.

The weather office is calling for a mix of sun and cloud today, Jan. 25, along with a chance of flurries or rain in the South Okanagan. The rest of the week is expected to bring cloudy skies with at least a chance of flurries, showers or freezing rain.

Avalanche risk has lowered throughout the region following a warning this weekend. Avalanche Canada currently rates the avalanche risk as moderate to considerable throughout the region, with a high risk at the alpine level in the Kootenay-Boundary range.

Slippery or slushy sections, along with fog patches, are being reported on many Interior highways this morning and Drive B.C. also notes some areas of broken pavement or other debris on the Coquihalla Highway from the Portia Interchange to Kingsvale.

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