March 11, 2016 - 8:30 AM
OKANAGAN - Temperatures are expected to be just above seasonal normals much of the weekend but with more rain and gusty winds in the forecast it may not be the balmy spring weather you were hoping for.
Environment Canada is calling for a high of 12 Celsius in Vernon and Kelowna and 11 C in Penticton today, March 11, with highs at or just above the seasonal normal of 8 C Saturday and Sunday. Overnight lows will range from 1 C across the region Saturday night to 7 C in Penticton tonight. The normal low temperature at this time of year is -1 C.
We can expect a mix of sun and cloud throughout the weekend along with a chance of showers tonight, followed by showers on Saturday and Sunday.
Winds were gusting high throughout the valley yesterday and are expected to pick up again Saturday, with wind gusts predicted to get as high as 60 kilometres per hour Saturday morning in Penticton.
If you’re heading out to enjoy some winter fun this weekend expect highs of -2 C to 1 C at Big White and Silver Star, along with a mix of sun and cloud and snow at some point every day. If you’re heading out to the backcountry be aware of avalanche conditions, which are currently moderate to considerable but expected to elevate quickly if the sun comes out at all.
Drive B.C. is currently reporting compact snow and slippery sections on several Interior highways, along with fog near Revelstoke and drifting snow on Highway 97C.
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