A cold and snowy start to the week in the Okanagan
FILE PHOTO: Kaleden in the winter.
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February 06, 2017 - 10:04 AM
OKANAGAN - As February continues on, expect to see more white stuff to start the week.
Today the high should reach -4 Celsius throughout most of the Okanagan according to Environment Canada, though the Penticton area may be a bit warmer at -1 C. Wind and two more centimetres of snow are expected this morning, with more potentially falling in the North Okanagan. In the afternoon it should calm down with the chance of flurries becoming lighter, but cloudy skies will remain throughout the day and into the night. Overnight the low across the Okanagan will vary between -11 C and -7 C.
Tomorrow the sun should break through and bring a high of -3 C, but it may feel colder in the South Okanagan as a 20 km/h wind blows. The Kelowna area may get flurries. Tuesday night should be the cold point of the week, as temperatures are expected to drop to -10 C.
Midweek could bring a return of the white stuff. Wednesday is forecast to be cloudy, -5 C with a 60 per cent chance of flurries, followed by -5 C and periods of snow at night. Thursday some areas will be back above freezing with a high of 1 C and flurries, but cloudy skies will be sticking around, bringing snow that night as temperatures fall a couple degrees to -2 C.
Heading into the weekend, the warming trend returns with a high of 3 C on a cloudy Friday. In the evening it’ll drop again to -4 C.
The weekend is currently expected to be warmer but still cloudy, with a high of 4 C on Saturday and 6 C on Sunday.
This week will be both cooler and warmer than typically, as the Okanagan is normally between 2 C and -4 C this time of year.
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