Temperatures in Kelowna are expected to warm to a high of 2 C over the weekend, according to Environment Canada. (Contributed)

Kelowna expected to warm up by the weekend

Earlier this week Kelowna was hit with freezing temperatures as low as -28 with the wind chill

If it feels like the freezing temperatures are never going to end, some relief is on the way.

According to Environment Canada, Kelowna will be warming up as the week progresses, reaching a high of 0 Celcius on Sunday.

Looking even further ahead, the forecast projects Kelowna will warm up to 2 C on Monday.

Today’s forecast is -13 C, feeling like -28 C and – 22 C in the afternoon with the wind chill. Periods of snow are also projected to fall this morning and tonight, amounting to two to four cm.

The projected warm temperatures come after a week-long stint of large amounts of snow and freezing temperatures. On Monday, a deep freeze hit the Okanagan as temperatures hovered around -19 C throughout the day, but with the wind chill, it felt more like -24 C in the morning and – 29 C in the afternoon. A blowing snow advisory was also in effect for the Okanagan Valley.

A day earlier temperatures dropped to -19 C from around 1 C in less than 24 hours on Jan. 12.

Wind gusts of 70 km/h also didn’t help, making the temperature feel like -28 C earlier this week.

READ MORE: Deep freeze arrives in Kelowna, temperatures drop to – 27C with the windchill

READ MORE: Many North Okanagan roads remain an ice rink


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