Gusty winds expected in Okanagan today

A windy day in the Okangan today should be followed by a sunny day tomorrow and seasonal conditions for the weekend.

You might want to consider tying down movable objects this afternoon as the Okanagan could experience some strong winds.

There are no wind warnings out, but Environment Canada says Penticton could see south winds at 30 km/h gusting as high as 70 km/h today, March 5.

Winds in Kelowna and Vernon won’t be as strong but are expected to become south at 20 km/h, increasing to 40 and gusting to 60 near noon.

The wind should die down this evening, with a low of -2 C expected in Vernon and Kelowna, and -1 C in Penticton.

With typical normal high and low temperatures of 7 C and -3 C for Vernon, Kelowna and Penticton, the next few days should see temperatures at or slightly above seasonal norms over the weekend, with daily highs in the upper single digits.

The weekend should be great for getting a start on outdoor spring chores with mostly sunny skies predicted for Friday and Sunday.

The only exception is Friday night and Saturday, when some parts of the Okanagan may see a 70 per cent chance of flurries or rain showers in between a sun and cloud mix.

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