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A snowy weekend forecast for the Okanagan

February 02, 2017 - 10:35 AM

KELOWNA - This weekend the Okanagan can expect a return of the white stuff.

Today, Feb. 2, should reach a high of -5 Celsius with a mix of sun and cloud for the Okanagan, according to Environment Canada. In the south a few more clouds are expected, with a 30 per cent of flurries, but throughout the region skies will clear up as the day progresses. Tonight the skies should clear up a bit as temperatures drop to -11 C in the North and Central Okanagan, while the South Okanagan will be a couple degrees warmer at -8 C with a chance of flurries retiring in the middle of the night.

Friday will be the first day snow returns, with cloudy skies and periods of snow in the Kelowna and Penticton areas, while Vernon will see around 2 centimetres. We should see a high of -5 C during the day in the North and Central Okanagan. The South Okanagan will stay warmer, around -2 C. Overnight temperatures for the region will fall to -6 C. Friday night there’ll be cloud cover with periods of snow.

The weekend will be grey skies with more snow, as Saturday will reach a high of -3 C with flurries throughout the day, followed by a low of -5 C and more snow.

Sunday we can expect more snow with a high of -1 C during the day and low of -4 C at night. Throughout Sunday expect cloudy skies and snow. Environment Canada has not estimated how much snow we’ll receive over the weekend.

Next week it’s currently forecast to start off grey, with warmer temperatures between 0 C and -5 C and flurries or showers. It’ll begin to clear up and warm up by mid-week.

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