Wet weekend ahead for the Okanagan

OKANAGAN - A typical fall weekend is ahead, with single-digit temperatures and at least a chance of rain every day.

Temperatures are expected to vary slightly throughout the region with Environment Canada calling for the coolest temperatures today, Nov. 6, and tomorrow in the Vernon area.

The weather office is forecasting a high of just 4 Celsius today for Vernon, a couple of degrees below the seasonal normal high of 6 C, while Saturday is expected to be the warmest day of the weekend, with a high of 7 C in the forecast. Overnight temperatures will stay above seasonal normals of 0 C, with Saturday night expected to only dip to 5 C.

Heading to Kelowna, temperatures should only reach 5 C today though will jump to 10 C Saturday. Overnight lows will be similar to Vernon with temperatures staying above seasonal normals every night.

Penticton is set to be slightly warmer, with a high of 7 C expected today. Overnight temperatures are expected to stay steady at 7 C tonight with a high of 10 C forecast for Saturday.

Skies will become cloudy over the entire region today with a chance of rain expected beginning in the afternoon for Vernon and Kelowna and overnight in Pentiction. At least a chance of rain throughout the rest of the weekend, with periods of rain expected overnight Saturday.

The snow level will rise to 1,400 metres from 600 m in the Central and North Okanagan today before rising to 2,200 m throughout the entire region by late evening. It is expected to lower to 1,500 m again late Saturday afternoon. Forecasters are calling for strong winds at least part of the weekend in the Kelowna and Penticton areas as well.

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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