Rainy Okanagan weekend reminds us that it's not quite winter, yet

OKANAGAN - While the rain in the Okanagan forecast puts a damper on the weekend, those anticipating the ski season are encouraged to remember that cold, rainy conditions in the valley translate to snow up on those hills.

Environment Canada is forecasting sunshine for much of today, Nov. 17, in the Okanagan, although a 40 per cent chance of rain is forecast for Kelowna and Vernon. The sun will make an effort to peek through tomorrow, too.

The cold temperatures — highs of 4 Celsius to 7 C remain through Friday, and Kelowna and Vernon might even see some snow flurries before the weekend arrives. Overnight lows will drop to just above freezing, 3 C to 4 C, which is warm enough to encourage wet clouds throughout the valley.

Those grey clouds provide a bit of insulation through Sunday. Highs throughout the valley will reach 8 C on Sunday, but keep your umbrellas handy, rain is expected in all areas of the Okanagan for the entire weekend.


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