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Snow on its way for Okanagan, Kamloops

Snow is falling in the South Okanagan Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021 as Environment Canada forecasts up to 11 cm for Penticton. The rest of the Okanagan and Kamloops aren't expected to get as much snow.
January 27, 2021 - 11:48 AM

It looks like Okanagan residents will need to dust off their snow shovels today and tomorrow, but Kamloops may be spared.

Environment Canada says to prepare for some significant snowfall starting tonight for most of the Okanagan and continuing tomorrow.

It’s already snowing in the South Okanagan with a forecast calling for accumulations of two centimetres in Penticton today, Jan. 27, with periods of light snow for Kelowna and Vernon.

Penticton, Vernon and Kelowna can expect periods of snow with accumulations of two to four cm for Penticton overnight, and another two cm for Kelowna and Vernon. All three cities could see an additional five cm tomorrow, with a mix of snow and rain possible tomorrow afternoon in Penticton.

Kamloops isn’t expected to see as much snow with a 70 per cent chance of light snow today, tonight and tomorrow. The forecast doesn't mention any accumulation of snow over the next two days.

Vernon should reach a high of -2 C today and 0 C tomorrow, with Kelowna reaching -1 C for a high on both days. Penticton’s forecast calls for a high of 1 C today and 2 C tomorrow.

The snow is expected to give way to a mix of sun and cloud on Friday, along with a high of 1 C in all three cities.

Kamloops should see highs of -1 C today and tomorrow, and lows to -3 C before the clouds give way to a mix of sun and cloud and a high of 2 C on Friday.

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