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'Spring is here': Kamloops, Okanagan expecting double digit high temperatures tomorrow

The sun sets on the Stuart Park outdoor ice rink in Kelowna for the last time, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, as warmer temperatures have necessitated the closure of the ice surface.
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February 26, 2020 - 10:06 AM

Kamloops and the Okanagan residents can break out the spring weather gear tomorrow as temperatures across the region are expected to break into positive double digits.

Environment Canada meteorologist Doug Lundquist says there is a warm up coming, as we’re at the time of year when temperatures begin to rise.

“It’s a bit of a switch from a series of lows we have been experiencing. Our normal high is 6 Celsius, so these temperatures are a few degrees above that, but nowhere near record highs, which are in the 15 to 20 C range. Spring is here,” Lundquist says.

Environment Canada says to expect a high of 10 Celsius on Thursday, in Kamloops, Vernon, Kelowna and Penticton.

Friday should see a high of 12 C in Kamloops and 10 C repeated for all three Okanagan cities, although Lundquist says Kelowna and Penticton could see higher temperatures.

The onset of warm weather has cut the outdoor skating season short, however, as Kelowna’s Stuart Park outdoor ice rink closed for the season this week, mainly due to warming temperatures.

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