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Cool, cloudy weather for the weekend in the Okanagan

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January 05, 2017 - 11:26 AM

OKANAGAN - The first full weekend of 2017 in the Okanagan will be cloudy and cool.

The North Okanagan will be a bit cooler than the south today, Jan. 5, as Vernon is expected to reach a high of -12 Celsius while Penticton will reach -8 C. Kelowna will split the difference at -10 C. The whole valley can expect similar skies though with cloud most of the day and some sun breaking through later in the day.

Overnight temperatures will reach around -15 C for the north and central valley while the south should be slightly warmer at -12 C with around a 50 per cent chance of flurries throughout the region, though the South Okanagan may get some wind, moving through at about 20 km/h.

Tomorrow the North Okanagan can expect a cloudy day with a high of -8 C and a 60 per cent chance of flurries. The Central Okanagan will reach a high of -7 C with a 60 per cent chance of flurries in the morning, but some sun breaking through in the afternoon. The South Okanagan will also reach a high of -7 C, but there should be some sun throughout the day, there’s only a 40 per cent chance of flurries and a southerly wind will be blowing through at about 30 km/h. Overnight, it will be cloudy with a low of -10 C up and down the Valley.

Saturday will a little warmer with a high -6 C during the day and low of -8 C at night with clouds throughout. That evening some snow flurries may appear. Sunday will be similar with a daytime high of -4 C and nighttime low of -8 C, but there’s a 60 per cent of flurries throughout the day.

The current forecast for early next week is more of the same with highs around -4 C, lows of -7 C, cloudy skies and a 60 per cent of flurries.

Average temperatures for this time of year are lows of -1 C and highs of -6 C.

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