Snowy start, colder temperatures by the end of the week

Colder weather coming

Cindy White

Unsettled conditions that brought snow and sun on the weekend in the Okanagan will continue through most of the week.

It starts with snow overnight and into Monday morning.

“We could see up to two centimetres of snowfall–sort of anywhere between a trace to two. But that system is going to move out of the area quite quickly, leaving behind a mix of sun and cloud,” says meteorologist Lisa Erven with Environment Canada.

Monday night’s forecast is for clouds with lows near -4 C. Then on Tuesday, there’s a 40 per cent chance of flurries and a high near zero.

Wednesday and Thursday, the forecast calls for a mix of sun and cloud with temperatures slightly above normal for late January. Daytime highs are expected to reach 2 C.

“It looks like we will have a weather system that moves through, sort of a Thursday night-Friday time frame. And we are advertising a high chance of either flurries or rain showers, depending on exactly when it rolls through the area,” says Erven.

Friday’s high is 2 C with a low of -4 C. Saturday’s high is zero.

Erven says a cool-down should happen Saturday night and beyond.

“We do have a colder air mass moving through the province of BC. So we’re going to see those overnight lows dipping down, perhaps as low as -10 C.”

The normal high in Kelowna for this time of year is -1 C. The normal low is -8 C.

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