Cold temperatures will creep in this weekend

After a balmy few months, a lengthy deep freeze will arrive Saturday night

It’s not the Polar Vortex, but cold air will invade Kamloops this weekend, causing temperatures to plunge and bringing an end to an unusually balmy winter.

The shift to the deep freeze is expected to start overnight Saturday, with Environment Canada calling for snow to begin amid a low of -12 C.

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On Sunday, expect a 60 per cent chance of flurries, with a high of only -11 C. The mercury is forecast to dip to -14.

The frigid conditions are predicted to remain through the work week, with Monday’s high/low set at -11 C/-17 C and Tuesday’s readings expected to be -9 C/-15 C.

The Weather Network is calling for even colder temperatures this weekend — down to -20 C on Monday — with a long-range forecast that has Kamloops stuck in the cold spell through Feb. 13.

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