Wintry conditions to return to Kamloops

By Greg Fry
January 26, 2018 - 2:46pm

KAMLOOPS — So much for the mild and dry conditions Kamloops residents have been enjoying.

Environment Canada says a weather system will hit Kamloops tonight bringing snow to the area.

"It's a low pressure system for tonight into Saturday and we could get two to five centimetres in the valley bottoms and on higher terrain, places like Aberdeen, five to 10 centimetres," says Meteorologst Doug Lundquist.

He expects the snow to start falling overnight tonight before tapering off to flurries by noon Saturday before giving way to a second weather system Sunday and Monday.

"A warmer system that is likely to give us less in the way of showers or flurries and then by Monday afternoon the highs could be in the high single digits. So, from one extreme to the other."

And as usual, he says motorists can expect snow if they plan on driving the Coquihalla Highway.

"We're forecasting five centimetres today and another five tonight and 10 tomorrow," Lundquist says. "And then Sunday into Monday, I think the second system may bring more snow to high terrain. Particularly that Hope to Merritt portion."

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