January 29, 2016 - 8:29 AM
KAMLOOPS - With temperatures hitting the teens, it was a record-breaking day in Kamloops yesterday, but don’t expect the mercury to stay anywhere near that level for the next while.
Environment Canada recorded a high temperature of 13.5 Celsius yesterday, Jan. 28, enough to set a new record and just above the previous record of 13 C, set in 1988.
Today, the weather office is calling for a high of just 3 C and while that is quite a bit below yesterday, it is still above our seasonal normal high of 1 C. Highs are expected to reach about the same temperature through Monday while lows are expected to hit -1 C, also above seasonal normal lows of -6 C and well away from record breaking — the record lows for today is -37.2 C.
Along with the mildly warm temperatures comes a chance of rain or flurries today and cloud cover most days this weekend, though a chance of some sun is possible Saturday.
Conditions will be similar up at Sun Peaks this weekend, with a mix of sun and cloud throughout the weekend along with scattered or isolated flurries each day. Daytime highs are expected to hit -1 C today and -3 C the rest of the weekend.
If you are hitting the highways watch for a mix of compact snow, slushy and slippery sections along with water pooling and some fog on most Interior highways. Drive B.C. also warns of debris and potholes on Highway 5 south of the Great Bear Snowshed.
For those looking to enjoy the backcountry this weekend expect moderate to considerable avalanche risk at all Interior ranges this weekend, according to Avalanche Canada.
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