February 09, 2016 - 8:30 AM
KAMLOOPS - After gracing Kamloops with near-perfect weather for Hockey Day in Canada as well as Family Day, Mother Nature will continue to offer up warm temperatures and dry skies.
Environment Canada is calling for highs of 6 Celsius today, Feb. 9, to 8 C later this week. Overnight lows are expected to dip to near 0 C every night except Thursday, when a low of just 5 C is in the forecast. Seasonal normal temperatures for mid-February range from a high of 3 C to a low of -5 C.
Along with the warmer temperatures will be cloudy skies much of the week. The weather office is calling for cloud this morning, except over higher terrain, with the skies expected to clear this afternoon. Cloud is expected to block out the sun the rest of the week though.
If you are hitting the highways after an extended long weekend watch for slippery sections and fog patches on many Interior highways. Avalanche control will also be taking place on Highway 1 and Highway 93 near the B.C.-Alberta border this afternoon, and is expected to cause some delays.
Avalanche risk throughout the Southern Interior ranges from considerable to high, according to Avalanche Canada, which notes the warming temperatures are expected to weaken surface snow layers, ‘making cornices extra fragile and possibly wake up deeply buried weak layers.’ The risk is expected to lower slightly Wednesday and Thursday.
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