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Some weekend sunshine in the Okanagan forecast

It's not shaping up to be a totally sunny and dry weekend, but Environment Canada meteorologist Bobby Sekhon says it won't be all that bad, either.
February 14, 2020 - 12:00 PM

There’s a hint of spring in the Okanagan forecast over the next few days with some sunshine and daily highs rising above the freezing mark.

Environment Canada meteorologist Bobby Sekhon says an unstable airmass is bringing some moisture to the region, especially at higher elevations.

“That should taper off this afternoon, but there’s a good chance of flurries tonight and Saturday morning before they change to rain, and some wind expected from the south,” Sekhon says.

“It’s not an overly dynamic pattern but it will be a little unsettled. We won’t be able to guarantee a sunny, dry weekend, but it won’t be too terrible, either. A drying trend should begin Sunday with things looking pretty good into next week as an upper ridge builds."

Today, Feb. 14, in Kelowna and Vernon, a mix of sun and cloud is anticipated with the wind becoming south at 20 km/h gusting to 40 this afternoon. Today’s high should reach 4 C, followed by cloudy conditions and a 40 per cent chance of flurries overnight with a low to 0 C.

In Penticton, expect a mix of sun and cloud today, with the wind becoming south at 20 km/h this afternoon, and a high of 5 C. It should be cloudy overnight with a 60 per cent chance of flurries and low of 1 C.

Clouds and a 40 per cent chance of flurries, changing to a 60 per cent chance of rain showers is in the forecast for Saturday morning in the Okanagan with the snow level rising to 800 metres in the afternoon. The wind is expected from the south at 20 km/h gusting to 40 in the afternoon with a high of 5 C and an overnight low of -3 C.

A mix of sun and cloud is forecast for Sunday with a high of 6 C and a low of -3 C.

Monday should see a mix of sun and cloud with a high of 5 C, with cloudy periods overnight and a low of -4.

Tuesday should see mostly sunny skies along with a high of 5 C and an overnight low of -5 C under cloudy skies.

Cloudy skies and a high of 3 C is forecast for Wednesday.

There is a 30 per cent chance of flurries overnight with a low of -3 C.

Cloudy skies continue Thursday with a high of 5 C along with a 30 per cent chance of flurries.

Normal temperatures at this time of year in the Okanagan are highs of 2 C and lows of -5 C.


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