January 15, 2016 - 8:34 AM
OKANAGAN - Mother Nature look like she will play nice this weekend, with moderate temperatures and just a bit of snow expected over the next several days.
Environment Canada is calling for temperatures to range from a high of 3 Celsius to a low of -3 C this weekend, just a bit warmer than the seasonal normal temperatures, which range from a high of -1 C to a low of -5 C.
Along with mild temperatures there is a chance of flurries today, Jan. 15, with periods of snow are beginning overnight through Saturday, for a total of up 7 centimetres in some areas. After tapering off Saturday a chance of flurries or rain showers will remain through the weekend and into next week.
Snow is also expected on area highways, with up to 5 cm expected on highway passes throughout the region. Drive B.C. is currently reporting sections of compact snow with slippery and slushy sections. Some areas of Highway 1 near Glacier National Park and Highway 97C near Kelowna are also reporting fog.
Avalanche risk is expected to range from moderate to considerable throughout the region over the next couple of days, according to forecasters at Avalanche Canada.
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