Cold snap still on, weekend to be warmer

Temperatures will remain well below seasonal normals for much of the week.

THOMPSON-OKANAGAN - Yes, it is still cold outside. Colder than we want to admit and definitely colder than seasonal normals, but that will change by the weekend when the mercury finally rises above 0 Celsius again.

After a heavy snowfall mid-week temperatures plummeted well below normal over the weekend, dropping to around -20 C plus wind chills and not getting much higher than around -10 C. The temperatures were even colder than the mid-month cold snap that hit the region and this time hit on the weekend of the Kamloops Santa Claus Parade and several other holiday themed events. 

While we are slightly warmer to start the week, we are still sitting well below seasonal normal highs of just above 0 C and well below seasonal normal lows of -3 C to -5 C.

Environment Canada forecasts highs in the -5 C to -12 C range over the next four days before warming to 0 C on Friday and then reaching highs of 4 C over the weekend. With the change also comes a chance of snow, then cloud cover, and lows of only 0 C.

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