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Arctic air to roll over BC on Friday, temperatures to plummet – Kelowna News

Arctic air imminent

It’s about to get a lot colder across the Southern Interior, and most of BC.

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement, warning of a frigid weather system set to move into the province in the next few days.

“Arctic air will invade BC beginning late Friday, with a major shift in temperature from our mild January. Temperatures will be 10 to 20 degrees colder than normal for this time of year in the central and southern interior of BC,” says Environment Canada.

As the cold front arrives it will be accompanied by gusty winds, which will make it feel even colder.

Daytime highs will slip below zero starting Saturday. Overnight lows are expected to fall below -10 for Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

While it will be cold, we should see a lot more sunshine than we have in recent weeks. mainly sunny conditions are forecast into early next week.

Temperatures should start gradually rising again late next week.

However, there remains significant uncertainty on the timing of a return to seasonal temperatures,” notes Environment Canada.

The special weather statement about arctic air covers most of the province. The only areas not included are the far north, including the Peace Region.

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