Mid-winter will feel more like early spring in the Okanagan this week
A vineyard in the Kaladen area.
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January 16, 2017 - 11:53 AM
OKANAGAN - It’s going to feel a lot more like early spring than the middle of winter in the Okanagan this week.
Today, Jan. 16, the high is expected to get up to -5 Celsius with a 40 per cent chance of flurries on a mainly cloudy day in the North Okanagan, though periods of snow will likely arrive in the late afternoon, according to Enviroment Canada. The Central Okanagan might see the flurries, but it should be a couple degrees warmer at -3 C, while the South Okanagan should also hit -3 C, the flurries will be traded for wind increasing throughout the day, gusting up to 60 km/h by the late afternoon.
Vernon and Kelowna should expect snow tonight, with the North Okanagan forecast to receive five centimetres of the white stuff with temperatures around -5 C, and the Central Okanagan is expected to be -3 C with two to four cm. It’ll be -3 C in Penticton, with a 60 per cent of flurries. Cloud will cover the entire region.
Tomorrow will be similar for much of the region, though the North Okanagan will warm up a couple degrees to -1 C with the snow remaining into the morning and lots of cloud. Kelowna will be slightly cooler at -2 C and only a 60 per cent chance of flurries, though there’s a chance of some sunshine. The south will be cloud covered and -1 C with a 60 per cent chance of flurries.
In the evening the region will remain around -2 C, with a 60 percent chance of flurries.
Wednesday there’s a 60 per cent chance of showers as a high of 3 C is expected during a cloudy day. Those showers and temperatures will remain overnight.
Thursday will be the warm day of the week, as the region should hit around 4 C on a cloudy day, but the showers will leave us for the day. In the evening temperatures will return to around 0 C.
On Friday the showers will likely return, with a cloudy day predicted, and a high temperature reaching 3 C. That evening is expected return to 0 C, and snow flurries might come with it.
Normal temperatures for this time of year are highs of -5 C and lows of -1 C.
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