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You may not be thankful for the weather in the Okanagan this long weekend

October 09, 2015 - 9:30 AM

OKANAGAN - It may be a long weekend typically filled with family, friends and lots of food, but much of this Thanksgiving weekend will also be wet and windy.

While both the high and low temperatures are expected to be above normal throughout the weekend there will also be a chance of rain and strong winds as remnants of Hurricane Oho batter the west coast.

Environment Canada is calling for a high of 18 Celsius today, Oct. 9, in Kelowna and Vernon and a high of 19 C in Penticton. Temperatures throughout the rest of the weekend are expected to reach just above seasonal normals of 14 C, with highs of 16 C in the forecast for the entire region. Overnight lows are only forecast to dip to 7 C to 14 C, well above the seasonal normal low of 5 C.

While temperatures are expected to be at least a bit above seasonal normals all weekend, expect a lot of cloud, rain and wind this weekend as well.

The weather office is calling for cloudy skies with at least a chance of rain throughout the day Friday and Saturday and then Monday night, with Sunday being the only day expecting a full appearance by the sun. Saturday is expected to be wettest, with 10 to 15 millimetres forecast for the Central and North Okanagan and five to 10 mm in the South Okanagan. Winds are also expected to reach 30 gusting to 50 kilometres per hour Friday and up to 40 gusting to 60 km/h on Saturday.

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