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A white Christmas is likely with snow expected just before the big day in the Okanagan

December 22, 2016 - 11:45 AM

OKANAGAN - For those hoping it’ll be a white Christmas in the Okanagan, there’s a chance you’ll get your wish.

Environment Canada is calling for a high today, Dec. 22, right around the freezing mark for most of the Okanagan, though the northern areas will see temperatures as low as -4 Celsius, with a mix of sun and cloud. Tonight temperatures will drop to around -3 C with more cloud cover moving in and a 40 per cent chance of flurries across the region.

Tomorrow those clouds will stick around and the chance of flurries will turn into snow as the day peaks at 0 C for the South Okanagan and -3 C for the north. Expect a 60 per cent chance of flurries overnight and a low of -2 C.

As we head into the weekend the clouds will stay with us through Christmas Eve on Saturday, and snow flurries will remain a possibility with a high of -1 C. That evening the sky will be a bit clearer for Santa with some cloudy periods forecast and an overnight low of -4 C.

There will be a mix of sun and cloud on Christmas Day on Sunday with a high of -3 C. The mercury will dip to -8 C overnight.

Boxing Day on Monday will see the clouds move back with a high -5 C and a low of -7 C overnight with a chance of flurries. 

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