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April showers give way to sunny days

Sandy Melvin, co-owner of Shepherd's Home Hardware in Armstrong, can't wait for the warm weather forecast next week. She says most plants are ready to be planted now.
April 19, 2013 - 5:13 PM

A little drizzle this weekend will make warm, sunny weather all the more welcome next week.

Environment Canada is predicting sunshine and highs of 18 C towards the end of next week.

Highs of 14 C on Monday will climb steadily throughout the week, to 17 C on Tuesday, and 18 C on Wednesday and Thursday.

But Vernon will have to suffer through some rain first.

Saturday looks rainy and cool, with a 60 per cent chance of showers and high of 8 C. Sunday will see more of the same.

Sandy Melvin, co-owner of Shepherd's Home Hardware in Armstrong, says the time is right to start planting a variety of plants, including pansies and numerous vegetables.

"Most of our plants have been hardened off, so they're ready to be planted outdoors," Melvin says, noting sub-zero temperatures seem to be behind us.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Charlotte Helston at or call (250)309-5230.

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