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Flurries, moderate temperatures in the Okanagan forecast for the rest of the year

Clouds and flurries are in the Okanagan forecast for the rest of December, with temperatures hovering around the freezing mark through New Year's Day.
December 26, 2019 - 10:30 AM

Flurries and above-seasonal temperatures are forecast for the Okanagan for the last week of the year, but no significant accumulations are expected.

Environment Canada meteorologist Mike MacDonald says a front crossing the coast could bring light snow to the valley tonight, but no major systems are forecast for the Okanagan.

"There's a chance of flurries on several days, but that's about it," he says.

Today, residents can expect mainly cloudy skies in the Okanagan, with a 40 per cent chance of flurries late this afternoon and tonight.

Snow accumulations could reach 2 cm overnight, with a high of 0 Celsius expected and a low of -3 C in Vernon and Kelowna.

Penticton should see a high of 1 C and a low of -1 C.

Wind chill could reach -5 C this evening in Vernon and Kelowna.

In Penticton, winds south at 30 km/h gusting to 40 should make it feel like -8 C in that city.

Friday should see cloudy skies and a 60 per cent chance of flurries early in the morning. Skies should clear to a mix of sun and cloud near noon with a high of 0 C and a low to -7 C under clearing overnight skies.

Clouds are expected Saturday along with a 60 per cent chance of flurries and a high of -2 C.

Clouds are expected to remain overnight with a low of -4 C.

Sunday should see a sun and cloud mix along with a high of -1 C. Cloudy periods and a low of -4 C are forecast overnight.

A mix of sun and cloud is also in the forecast for Monday with a high to -1 C. Clouds with a 60 per cent chance of flurries is forecast overnight.

Temperatures are on the rise on Tuesday, New Year’s Eve, with clouds skies and a 60 per cent chance of flurries expected Tuesday’s high should reach 1 C with an overnight low of -1 C under cloudy skies, again with a 60 per cent chance of flurries.

More clouds are forecast for Wednesday, New Year's Day, with a 60 per cent chance of showers and a high to 2 C.

Vernon, Kelowna and Penticton’s normal high and low for late December is -2 C and -8 C.


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