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Some snow accumulation and a cool-down expected in coming days

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December 26, 2014 - 10:10 AM

THOMPSON-OKANAGAN - The weather should be reasonable leading up to New Years Day though it will turn chilly and there's some snow in the forecast.

In Kamloops, the temperature today is expected to reach a high of -1 C under mostly cloudy skies, according to Environment Canada.  With 12 km/h easterly winds, it will feel more like -5.

The temperature will rise to 1 C on Friday and clouds will start to roll in for the weekend. Expect some light flurries on Saturday with a high of -2 C and a 60 per cent chance of snow — up to 5 cm forecast for Sunday — with a high of 0 C.  Sunny skies and colder temperatures will hit the Thompson region at the beginning of the work week, with -6 forecast for Monday, -10 for Tuesday, -5 New Years Eve day and -4 New Years Day. Overnight lows could dip as low as -14.

Kelowna will reach a high of -3 C today under sunny skies.  A 4 km/h north-northeast wind will bring the windchill value down to -5 C. 

On Friday, the sun will battle the clouds with a high of 0 C and possible flurries. By Saturday cloudy skies will drop roughly 5 cm of snow. The high will be 0 C. There's a 60 per cent chance of snow Sunday with 1-3 cm of snow possible. The clouds will part but it's going to cool off considerably starting Monday with a high of -9, then -8 on Tuesday and -7 expected New Years Eve day. It's predicted clouds will roll in again New Years Day bringing about 5 cm of snow and a high of -4. During the cold spell, overnight lows may slide down to -14.

The mercury today in Penticton should sit at -2 C under partly cloudy skies. A south-southeast 5 km/h wind will make it feel more like -4 C.

Temperatures should drift down to 0 C on Saturday with mixed precipitation expected in the form of snow and rain. On Sunday, the mercury will drop a degree to -1 C and there's a 60 per cent chance of snow with an accumulation of 5 cm. On Monday the temperature should hover around -7 C with a 60 per cent chance of snow expected. The sun will shine again Tuesday and New Years Eve day with highs of -6 C, while New Years Day is forecast for a high of -5 C. Expect overnight lows of -14 during the cold spell.

Vernon's high today will hit -1 C under partly cloudy skies.

Clouds will fill in all the blue spaces Saturday with an 80 per cent chance of snow and an accumulation of roughly 5 cm. Another 3 cm is possible Sunday with a high of -2 C. By Monday, the clouds will begin to part but temperatures will dip to -8 and stay there until New Years Eve day when they'll climb a whole degree to -7. Things will begin to warm up again New Year's Day with a high of -2, but another 3 cm of snow could fall. Overnight lows might dip to -14 during the coldest period.

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