Weather mellowing out in the Okanagan this week

OKANAGAN - It looks like snowplows will get some time to catch up this week with much less white stuff expected to fall.

Communities across the Okanagan got hit with a large dump of snow over the holiday weekend, prompting a snowfall warning from Environment Canada, which ended Dec. 27. Between 7 mm and 10 mm of precipitation fell around the region on Sunday, Dec. 27 alone, according to the weather office.

As of today, Dec. 28, there are no new alerts in effect for Vernon, Penticton or Kelowna and most of the week looks like a mix of sun and cloud. Environment Canada is calling for periods of snow around the region on Monday and a chance of flurries on Tuesday.

Highs are expected to be in the range of -1 C to -7 C and lows between -4 C and -10 C throughout the Okanagan. Seasonal normals are between -1 C and -5 C.

Aside from preparing for typical winter driving conditions, motorists should also be mindful of a few specific alerts posted this morning by Drive B.C., including compact snow with slushy or slippery sections on Highway 1 in the areas of Monte Creek, Sorrento, Sicamous and Craigellachie. Drive B.C. is also notifying drivers of compact snow on Coalmont Road from Princeton to the junction with Brookemere Road.

For the very latest road conditions, check Drive B.C.

For the latest weather warnings and forecasts, go to Environment Canada’s website.

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