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Snow across the Okanagan heralds drop in temperature for the weekend

The snow in West Kelowna this morning, Friday, Dec. 2, 2016.
December 02, 2016 - 10:15 AM

OKANAGAN - The Okanagan is experiencing the first significant and valleywide snowfall of the season this morning.

The white stuff may not hang around in the valley bottoms though, as Environment Canada is forecasting periods of wet snow with a highs of up to 3 Celsius and a low tonight of only -1 C throughout the valley.

The weekend forecast is for a mostly cloudy Saturday with chances of showers with a high of 6 C and cloudy Sunday with snow or rain reaching a high of 1 C.

It will turn cold Sunday night with the mercury dropping to -5 C.

Next week is expected to be significantly cooler, with the forecast for Tuesday calling for sunshine and a high of -4 C, followed by highs of -5 C on Wednesday and -6 C on Thursday. Overnight lows are expected to plunge to around -10 C.

Roads are wet and slippery, especially at higher elevations this morning.

Snow is falling in Vernon this morning, Friday, Dec. 2, 2016. The snow, while not accumulating on city streets, is hanging around on the bushes and trees like the ones pictured in this photo taken outside the Vernon courthouse on 27 Street.
Snow is falling in Vernon this morning, Friday, Dec. 2, 2016. The snow, while not accumulating on city streets, is hanging around on the bushes and trees like the ones pictured in this photo taken outside the Vernon courthouse on 27 Street.

First snow of the season in the upper Mission in Kelowna, Friday, Dec. 2016.
First snow of the season in the upper Mission in Kelowna, Friday, Dec. 2016.

Roads have a coating for snow at higher elevations in Kelowna this morning, Friday, Dec. 2, 2016.
Roads have a coating for snow at higher elevations in Kelowna this morning, Friday, Dec. 2, 2016.

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