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Temperatures continue upswing

Heavy snow that fell just a week ago will continue to melt across the Interior with temperatures expected to reach as high as 6 Celsius by the weekend.
January 12, 2015 - 8:33 AM

THOMPSON-OKANAGAN - After a dump of nearly 40 centimetres of snow in many parts of the Southern Interior we are now looking at temperatures above seasonal normals all week.

According to Environment Canada we can expect to see highs of about 2 Celsius Monday and Tuesday and of 0 C Wednesday and Thursday. By the weekend highs of 5 C to 6 C are expected, well above the seasonal normal high of -1 C.

Low temperatures will also be above seasonal normals of -5 C to -8 C and most nights will hover closer to the 0 C range. While we can expect to see cloud cover all week the Okanagan regions could also see flurries on Thursday and Friday and rain showers over the weekend.

Much of the snow that fell last week will likely begin to melt as the warmer temperatures continue to move in. City crews will be working to keep drains and culverts clear to help prevent localized flooding. Property owners are asked to help keep these areas open so water from the melt has a place to go.

Drive B.C. is reporting foggy and slippery sections on several Interior highways today.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Jennifer Stahn at jstahn@infonews.ca or call 250-819-3723. To contact an editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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