Grey skies, showers and mild temperatures for the Okanagan this week

FILE PHOTO: Gellatly Bay in West Kelowna.

KELOWNA - While winter weather has stuck around longer than most would care for, spring-like weather is arriving this week.

Today, March 13, clouds and showers are expected across the region, according to Environment Canada, with the North Okanagan reaching a high of 7 Celsius and the Central and South Okanagan a little warmer at 9 C. The precipitation will taper off a bit as the day progresses, with only a 30 per cent this evening as temperatures fall to between 3 C and 6 C.

Tomorrow will likely be the warmest day of the week with a high of 10 C in the North Okanagan and 12 C in the Central and South Okanagan. A mix of sun and cloud is expected as well for the Central and South Okanagan, while the North Okanagan can expect clouds for the day. Tuesday night should be relatively warm as well, with a low of 7 C and overcast skies with a 60 per cent of showers.

Wednesday the precipitation will probably remain, as there’s a 60 per cent of showers. A high of 10 C is predicted. Overnight things will clear up a bit as we drop to a low of 0 C with cloudy periods. Thursday we’ll get a bit of sun throughout the day with a mix of clouds and a high of 10 C again. Thursday night a low of 0 C is expected, with cloudy periods.

Heading towards the weekend we can expect more clouds on Friday with a high of 8 C during the day falling to 5 C that night. A 30 per cent chance of showers are expected through Friday.

Saturday and Sunday are looking a little warmer with expected highs around 10 C during the day, falling to around freezing at night. There’s currently a chance of showers expected on Saturday.

The normal temperatures for this time of year are highs of about 9 C and lows around 0 C.

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