March 28, 2013 - 12:08 PM
By Shannon Quesnel
Penticton and Osoyoos will shine this weekend thanks to warm weather and a near-zero chance of rain.
Thermometers should show 16 C tomorrow in both communities, followed by a high of 19 C on Saturday, 20 C on Sunday and 21 C on Monday.
“That's getting into almost record breaking territory,” Doug Lundquist said. The Environment Canada meteorologist will have more information as Saturday, Sunday and Monday draw closer.
These temperatures should hold in Penticton despite the cold air coming off the Okanagan and Skaha lakes.
Lundquist said travellers coming from across the Rockies should be cautious though. The Okanagan Valley might have mild weather at this time of year but it's still winter elsewhere. Drivers coming from Alberta to Penticton should watch for snow flurries and severe weather conditions.
Lundquist expects Penticton residents to visit Kelowna where he is based. He himself will enjoy the outdoors if he gets time between going to mass at church, holding an Easter vigil and having chocolate on Easter morning.
This reporter told Lundquist there was a lot of Twitter traffic from people outside of the Okanagan Valley tweeting about coming to Penticton.
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Jim Schisler gets his sail boat ready for a future launch at an Okanagan Lake marina today.
(SHANNON QUESNEL /InfoTel Multimedia)
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