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Across the Okanagan, more cold and snow expected this week

Cold temperatures and periods of snow are expected the week before the New Year.
December 26, 2017 - 11:42 AM

OKANAGAN - Plan for a week of snow before a cloudy New Year's Eve and New Year's Day across the Okanagan.

Snowfall is not predicted on New Year's Day, however, Environment Canada is forecasting fresh snow and increasingly warmer weather leading up to the day.

Today, Dec. 26, expect a cloudy boxing day across the Okanagan with a high of -10 Celsius in Kelowna and Vernon and a high of -7 C in Penticton, according to Environment Canada. Tonight the mercury will fall to around -11 C. In Kelowna and Penticton there is a chance of flurries overnight, 30 per cent and 60 per cent respectively, while periods of light snow are expected to occur in Vernon after midnight.

There is a 60 per cent chance of snow in Kelowna and Penticton, however the forecast is calling for periods of light snow ending late in the afternoon in the North Okanagan tomorrow. Across the Okanagan temperatures around -8 C are expected.

The forecast calls for periods of snow across the Okanagan Thursday with a high around -8 C. Overnight periods of snow are expected to continue with a low of -9 C.

Snowfall is expected across the Okanagan on Friday and Saturday, however, temperatures on Friday are expected to be -8 C while the mercury is expected to rise to -2 C on Saturday.

Forecasters expect a cloudy day on New Year's Eve with a high of -3 C and a low of -8 C.

The forecast calls for cloudy skies on New Year's Day with a high of -4 C.

Normal temperatures for this time of year are highs of -2 C and lows of -8 C.

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