Here come the April showers that bring May flowers to the Okanagan

A vineyard on Skaha Lake looking south Monday, April 10, 2017.

OKANAGAN - Hopefully you got some sun this weekend, because it’s going to be sparse this week in the Okanagan.

Environment Canada is forecasting clouds and showers for much of the week, starting with a chance of a thunderstorm this afternoon, April 10. Throughout the Okanagan morning showers may turn to thunder and rain this afternoon while temperatures hover around 10 Celsius and wind gusts up to 40 km/h in the South Okanagan. This evening it may drop as low as 0 C while the wind and a chance of showers remains.

Tomorrow will be slightly warmer, hitting 12 C as the cloud and showers clear up a bit, with a mix of sun and cloud. Tuesday night will be clear, with a low of 3 C.

Wednesday the clouds return, with an overcast day peaking at 13 C and a 60 per cent chance of showers. Overnight it’ll actually stay relatively warm, only dropping to 7 C, but the showers and cloud will remain.

Thursday will bring more warm spring showers, as we reach 13 C and a 70 per cent chance of showers. Thursday night will be more of the same, dropping to 5 C.

Heading into the weekend we can expect some nicer weather to show up. Friday should reach a high of 14 C with clouds, but no showers.  Saturday and Sunday should be more of the same, with days around 16 C, a mix of sun and clouds during the day and cloudy nights dropping to 4 C.

Historically, the average for this week has highs around 14 C and lows at 3 C, so this week fits into the average, though recent years have been warmer.


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