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Sunshine to dominate this week's Okanagan weather

Lilac bushes are blooming in the South Okanagan this week, with lots of sun and some warm temperatures in the forecast.
May 04, 2020 - 11:45 AM

A disturbance expected to bring some midweek moisture to the Okanagan Wednesday is just about all that is standing in the way of an otherwise sunny and warm week.

Skies are expected to cloud over Tuesday night in anticipation of periods of rain Wednesday, along with a high of 13 Celsius, but after that skies should clear and temperatures should rise to summery highs by the weekend.

It’s actually a pretty decent forecast when one considers Ontario’s this week, where The Weather Networks reports a May polar vortex is expected to bring localized accumulations of snow to southern Ontario and potential record cold May highs to the province on Thursday and Friday.

It’s not that great in the prairies, either, where The Weather Network says a cold weather pattern is expected to return later this week and run through Mothers Day following rain, snow and strong winds through parts of Alberta today.

In the Okanagan, Environment Canada says to expect sunny skies today, May 4, and a high of 18 C and low of 4 C in Vernon and Kelowna. Southwest winds at 20 km/h this afternoon should ease off by this evening. Today’s high in Penticton is expected to be 17 C, with a low of 5 C.

Tuesday should see a mix of sun and cloud and a high of 20 C in Vernon and Kelowna, 22 C in Penticton, before clouds roll in bringing rain and a high of 15 C on Wednesday.

There is a 60 per cent chance of showers overnight Wednesday, along with a low of 5 C.

Thursday should see a mix of sun and cloud with mostly sunny conditions on Friday, with highs of 18 C and 20 C respectively, and lows of 5 C and 7 C.

The weekend looks very promising at this point, with mainly sunny skies and temperatures expected to reach 26 C for both Saturday and Sunday.

Normal temperatures this time of year in the Okanagan are highs of 18 C and lows of 5 C.

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