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More winter than spring in this week's Okanagan forecast

The Okanagan can expect cooler temperatures and even some snow this week.
March 09, 2020 - 12:45 PM

Spring is taking the week off in the Okanagan as temperatures fall short of seasonal normals along with snow flurries in the forecast for Tuesday and Friday.

Today, March 9, should be one of the nicer days with Environment Canada calling for sunny skies and a high of 7 Celsius.

That’s right on average for the high daily temperature in the Okanagan, which is 7 C, along with a low of -2 C.

Tonight should be clear with clouds rolling in before morning and a low of -5 C expected.

There’s a chance of flurries changing to showers on Tuesday morning, with up to two centimetres of snow forecast for Vernon and Kelowna.

It could be a windy day as well, with south wind at 30 km/h gusting to 50 in the afternoon and a high of 4 C in Vernon and Kelowna, 6 C in Penticton.

Penticton could see a 40 per cent chance of flurries in the morning, along with south winds at 30 km/h.

More clouds and a 40 per cent chance of showers is expected overnight, along with a low of 1 C.

Midweek should bring with it more precipitation, with showers and a high of 7 C predicted on Wednesday.

A sunny Thursday is expected to give way to periods of snow overnight, extending into Friday as a system approaches the Okanagan.

The high Thursday should reach 6 C, dropping to a high of only 1 C on Friday.

Vernon, Kelowna and Penticton should see sunny skies return for the weekend, but temperatures are going to be cooler than normal, with a high of 4 C on Saturday and a high of 6 C on Sunday.

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