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Big storm to hit Southern Interior Thursday

A powerful storm is set to hit the B.C. Interior on Thursday.
November 10, 2015 - 5:02 PM

THOMSON-OKANAGAN - A series of powerful storms are set to move through the B.C. Interior beginning tonight and lasting through the end of the week.

The first storm will begin tonight and a second storm, more powerful than the first, will hit the Interior on Thursday and Friday, producing strong winds and heavy rain, according to Environment Canada.

The second storm is predicted to hit Kelowna, Kamloops and Lytton with strong winds beginning Thursday afternoon and continuing through to Friday. Light to moderate rain showers are expected.

Forecasters are uncertain when the southward tracking storm will enter Washington state, and say it could linger over the Southern Interior for much of Friday causing 'copious' amounts of rain.

Environment Canada has also issued a special weather statement for the Coquihalla Highway and Highway 3 warning up to 20 centimetres of snow could fall by Wednesday.

The public is advised to monitor weather forecasts and pay attention to warnings and alerts if they are issued.

To contact the reporter for this story, email John McDonald at jmcdonald@infonews.ca or call 250-808-0143. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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