Expect some clouds and a chance of rain this week in the Okanagan

It will be a warm but dreary week in the Okanagan this week.

OKANAGAN - It may be a cloudy week with a chance of showers in the Okanagan but an abrupt bump in temperatures beginning later this week may make up for it.

Environment Canada is calling for a mix of sun and cloud today, Feb. 2 but showers are expected to hit Wednesday and Thursday along with a spike in temperatures. A high of 2 degrees Celsius is expected for Vernon and Kelowna today, with a low of 1 C tonight. It will be a cloudy afternoon for Penticton with a high of 2 C and a low of -4 C by the evening.

With periods of rain expected for Wednesday, all three locations can expect a high of 2 C with a low of 1 C. Meteorologists say there’s a 60 per cent chance showers will continue into Thursday with a high of 7 C and a low of 0 C. It’s expected Friday will be a cloudy day with a high of 7 C and a low of 0 C.

Earlier this week, Silver Star mountain received six new centimetres of snow, adding to the 188 centimetre base. Big White received around 7 centimetres towards its 252 centimetre base.

If you’re looking to hit the road today, watch for slippery sections between Summerland and Highway 97C and between Falkland and Monte Creek. For the most current information on road conditions, visit www.drivebc.ca. 

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