Warm weekend ahead for Kamloops

KAMLOOPS - Mother Nature is playing nice this weekend, giving us warm temperatures perfect for playing in the valley and at local ski hills.

Environment Canada is calling for a high of 7 Celsius in Kamloops today, Jan. 22, well above the seasonal normal high of 0 C. Saturday a high of 4 C is expected with Sunday and Monday set to reach 2 C. Overnight lows will hover near 0 C all weekend, also well above the seasonal normal low temperature of -7 C.

Along with the warmer temperatures is a chance of showers this morning followed by cloudy skies all weekend.

Up at Sun Peaks a high of -1 C is expected today followed by -4 C on Saturday and -5 C on Sunday. Periods of snow are expected today, up to 12 centimetres before Saturday morning, with cloudy skies expected through the weekend. Sunny breaks and isolated flurries are in the forecast as well.

Avalanche Canada is expecting a high risk of avalanche at the alpine level through Glacier National Park today, with other elevations at a considerable risk. The risk is also high in the alpine level of the North Columbia range and the alpine and below treeline levels of the South Columbia and Kootenay Boundary ranges.

Avalanche control will be taking place through the national park today. Southern Interior highways are offering a mix of winter driving conditions along with fog and pooling water this morning, according to Drive B.C.

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