It will warm up this weekend in the Okanagan

Para-skier on Swan Lake, Vernon BC.

OKANAGAN - We will finish the week in the cold arctic air in the Okanagan, but it will warm up on the weekend

We should see sunny periods with a high of -10 C in the North and Central Okanagan, today, Jan. 12, according to the Environment Canada forecast, but a breeze of around 15 kilometres per hour means with windchill it will feel closer to -26 C. It will be partly cloudy overnight with a low of -18 C.

Clearing late this afternoon in the South Okanagan with a south wind at 20 km/h and a high of -8 C. Expect a few clouds overnight with a low of -13 C.

Increasing cloud tomorrow with a high of -9 C in the North and Central Okanagan, while the South Okanagan will be a couple degrees warmer at -7 C. Overnight the region should be cloudy with a low of -11 C.

Saturday the warming trend will begin, with a high of -7 C throughout the Okanagan during a cloudy day. That night it’ll drop to a low of -9 C as the cloud cover continues.

A cloudy Sunday will follow, and again it’ll be a couple degrees warmer than the previous day at -5 C. Overnight it’ll drop to a low of -7 C with a 60 per cent chance of flurries.

Next week the cloud cover will stay, as the warming trend continues. Monday should see a high of around -2 C with a 60 per cent chance of flurries, while Tuesday will pass the freezing mark with a high of 1 C with some flurries. On Wednesday, the forecast calls for a high of a balmy 5 C with a chance of rain showers in some areas of the Okanagan.

The normal temperatures for this time of year are highs of -5 C and lows of -1 C.

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