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Short cold snap ahead in Kamloops and the Okanagan

After a rather balmy weekend, temperatures are set to fall dramatically to start the week in Kamloops and the Okanagan.

The high temperature yesterday, Feb. 25, for Kamloops was 13.6 Celsius. Today, the forecast high is 6 C but dropping to -12 C overnight with a chance of flurries.

Tuesday’s high is expected to only reach 0 C before rising to 8 C on Wednesday.

Vernon also reached 13.6 C on Sunday, setting a new record high for the day. The old record was 12.5 C set in 1986.

Vernon and Kelowna are expected to get to 6 C today and -10 C overnight with a chance of flurries before rising to 0 C on Tuesday and 7 C on Wednesday.

Kelowna recorded a high of 13.8 C on Sunday, which was not a record.

Penticton hit 16.3 C on Sunday, breaking its 1986 record of 14.7 C.

It’s expected to reach 8 C today in Penticton and drop to only -6 C overnight, rising to 3 C on Tuesday and 7 C on Wednesday.

Summerland was the only other community in the region to break a record high temperature reaching 15.1 C on Sunday. The previous record was 14.5 C set in 1986.

There’s a 60-70% chance of snow overnight Tuesday throughout the Okanagan turning to rain showers on Wednesday and Thursday.

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