A flurry of cold weather in the Okanagan this weekend

OKANAGAN - Crank up the heat and pile on the layers of clothing, we’re in more cold and some snow this weekend, according to Environment Canada.

Today, Dec. 8, will offer a little bit of sunshine, but the clouds will roll in full force by this evening, and we can expect flurries overnight.

In Vernon and Kelowna, today’s high of -9 Celsius sets the tone for the weekend. Overnight lows are expected to drop to -12 C.

In Penticton, there is a 30 per cent chance of those snow flurries to start earlier in the day today, but your daytime high of -6 C and overnight low of -9 C will seem almost balmy in comparison to your neighbours to the north.

The weekend’s forecast temperatures are actually 5 to 10 degrees below seasonal averages throughout the region.

Friday’s temperature will be similar to today, with highs of -9 C in the North and Central Okanagan, and -6 C in the South. However, we will see snow throughout the day.

Saturday promises flurries all day and night, although they are expected to end by Sunday, leaving the region covered in clouds. Sunday’s highs will hover between -7 C and -8 C throughout the Valley.

Environment Canada does not expect a lot of snow, they are forecasting between 2 to 4 centimetres in the urban centres over the course of the weekend. They do warn that this arctic front, which will get colder as the week goes on, means that the snow that does fall will linger.

The skies will clear overnight on Sunday, and the sun is predicted to return next week, but with the mercury dropping to of -16 C on Sunday night, be prepared to throw a few more logs on the fire for the next few days.

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