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Snow a possibility in Okanagan this week

Cooler temperatures later this week could bring snow to the Okanagan Valley.
November 05, 2018 - 11:18 AM

OKANAGAN - Clouds and showers will give way to clearing skies through the middle of the week in the Okanagan, but cooling temperatures may increase the chance of snow by Friday.

Environment Canada meteorologist Matt MacDonald says the week will start with a couple of days above seasonal norms, but a weather shift to a northwest pattern will see temperatures in the valley begin dropping on Wednesday with snow a possibility on Friday.

Today, Nov. 5, and tomorrow are expected to be mainly cloudy with the possibility of a thunderstorm in northern parts of the Okanagan this afternoon.

There’s less of a chance of rain in Penticton today, with only a 40 per cent chance and a 30 per cent chance tomorrow.

Showers are more of a likelihood in Kelowna and Vernon, with a 70 per cent possibility today, diminishing to 60 per cent tomorrow.

Temperatures of 10 Celsius and 8 C are expected for daytime highs, with Tuesday’s low temperature expected to dip to -1 C.

A clearing trend will see sunny skies on Wednesday and Thursday, but daytime highs will stay in the single digits, at 4 C Wednesday and a high of only 2 C on Thursday.

It will only reach 3 C on Friday as well, but a new system crossing the region will bring with it a 30 per cent chance of rain or snow to the city as the weekend approaches.

Normal highs for this time of year in the Okanagan are highs of about 5 C and lows around -1 C.

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