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Drab, dreary and grey; the Okanagan can expect showers and clouds for weekend

FILE PHOTO: Gellatly Bay in West Kelowna.
March 02, 2017 - 11:30 AM

KELOWNA - Showers and clouds dominate the forecast as the Okanagan heads towards spring.

Today, March 2, we can expect temperatures to reach a high of 5 Celsius with some light snow or rain around the region, according to Environment Canada. Around 2 centimetres of snow are predicted for the North and Central Okanagan. Overnight temperatures will sit around 0 C, though the South Okanagan will be a bit warmer, closer to 2 C.

Tomorrow will be grey and damp. Temperatures should reach a high of 7 C with clouds and periods of rain starting after noon. The rain and clouds will stick around into the night as temperatures drop to 1 C.

Saturday will be the sunny day for the next little while, with a mix of sun and clouds, but it won’t bring more warmth as temperatures will stay around 5 C. That’ll drop to -3 C as clouds roll in again at night.

Flurries and showers will return for Sunday, predicted to be a cloudy day with a high of 3 C and clouds. That’ll carry through the night, forecast to be -2 C with a chance of flurries.

Next week is looking similar, with daytime temperatures around 5 C, clouds and a constant chance of showers, and nights around freezing, cloudy with a chance of showers or flurries.

Temperatures are expected to be about average, as the Okanagan typically sees highs of 6 C this time of year and lows around -3 C.

There's currently an ongoing snowfall warning on the Coquihalla Highway woith up to 25 cm expected between now and the end of Friday, March 3, Environment Canada says.


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