Some sunshine in the Okanagan this weekend

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OKANAGAN - Well, the local ski slopes may not have the November opening they’d hope for, but at least we may get a peek at the sun in the Okanagan Valley. Environment Canada forecasts clearing skies and a significant drop in temperatures by the end of the weekend.

The grey skies and bouts of rain will remain through Thursday night, with highs reaching 7 Celsius to 8 C.

Hang on to your hats in the South Okanagan, as high wind warnings are in effect today.

Higher elevations can expect to see a little bit of snow, and anyone driving the Coquihalla or Highway 1 toward Alberta should be prepared for winter conditions.

That rain will stick around for Friday morning, but will diminish by midday, though the clouds will linger. Similar highs of 7 C to 8 C are expected during the day, but overnight lows of 1 C and a 60 per cent chance of flurries mean winter is tiptoeing into the valley.

The snow is not expected to stay, but by Saturday, we’ll have seen the end of the mild temperatures. With highs of 4 C on Saturday and only 2 C on Sunday, it looks like Mother Nature is finally ready to admit that it’s late Autumn in Canada.

Be prepared for some showers on Saturday, but Sunday will live up to it’s name, with sunny skies during the day. Clouds and a chance of flurries overnight on Sunday further remind us that winter is on the horizon as December approaches.

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