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Warm weather and chance of rain on the way for the Okanagan

October 19, 2015 - 8:31 AM

OKANAGAN - It might be fall in the Okanagan, but that’s not stopping Mother Nature from keeping temperatures mostly above seasonal normals this week.

Environment Canada is calling for a high of 16 Celsius in Vernon and Kelowna today, Oct. 19, with the expected high gradually dropping off to 10 C by Friday. Overnight the mercury is expected to dip to between 5 C and 7 C tonight and Wednesday night and a seasonal normal low of 3 C Tuesday night. By Thursday that overnight low will drop to 1 C.

In Penticton the temperatures will be a bit warmer, with a high of 17 C expected today and 16 C tomorrow, though the high temperature will drop off to 10 C by Friday in the South Okanagan as well. Overnight a low of 8 C is expected today and 7 C on Wednesday. A low of 3 C on Tuesday night and just 1 C on Thursday night is expected in the Penticton area as well.

Throughout the Okanagan showers are expected to end this morning, though there is a chance of more rain this evening, and then the weather office is calling for skies to be mainly sunny Tuesday and Wednesday before another chance of rain moves in Wednesday evening and Thursday. A mix of sun and cloud is expected Friday.

Seasonal normal highs at this time of year are 11 C throughout the region while the overnight low is typically 3 C.

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