Despite snow looming on the horizon, Vernon’s Family Day is shaping up to be sunny and warm, Environment Canada predicts.
According to the department, Vernon will see a high of -3 C today before giving way to 2-4 centimetres of snow Tuesday.
Wednesday and Thursday will see Vernon warm up once again with highs of -1 C before further snow and a chance of flurries Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
While it doesn’t compare to the record of 8.5 C on Feb. 18, 1995, Family Day 2019 is warmer than Feb. 12 last year, which saw a mean temperature of -10.6 C, according to Environment Canada.
Had the timing not shifted from the second Monday in February to the third, Family Day would have seen a high of -9.1 C and a mean of -11.1 C Feb. 11.