Okanagan weather: Double digit heat for St. Patrick’s Day
Temperatures are on the rise, big-time, heading into St. Patrick’s Day weekend and beyond.
But first, following an early week blast of snow, daytime melting has gotten into full swing, with afternoon highs getting up as warm as 8 degrees on Wednesday.
A mix of sun and cloud started the day on Thursday, with temperatures dipping back to around -7, with wind chills as cool as -9, before a few more clouds started filtering back in during the day.
Those clouds come with pockets of precipitation, particularly in the North Okanagan and Shuswap, as daytime highs climb back up into mid-single digits.
Clouds linger into the evening before thickening up into Friday morning as the mercury dips back into mid-minus single digits.
Sunny breaks work back in Friday afternoon, as conditions warm back up to around 7 degrees for a daytime high.
The weekend is shaping up to be pretty pleasant, with clouds rolling back in on Saturday as temperatures climb back up to around 9 degrees before soaring into double digits in the sun for St. Patrick’s Day on Sunday.
This will be Kelowna’s second double digit day of 2019, the first being on January 4th, when the mercury made it up to 10.3 degrees.
Things heat up even further next week as an upper ridge builds in and brings back a slate of sunny skies right into the middle of the week.
Daytime highs will soar into the mid-teens by mid-week, with overnight lows still managing to dip a degree or so below freezing each night.
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