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Chance of snow in the Okanagan this week

Nearly 14 centimetres of snow is on the ground at Pennask Summit as of this morning, Nov. 2, 2015.
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November 02, 2015 - 8:30 AM

OKANAGAN - A system moving through the Southern Interior coated mountain passes in heavy snow this weekend and early this week the white stuff could hit the valleys too.

Between 14 and 17 centimetres of snow is being reported on the ground at Pennask Summit, Coquihalla Summit and Allison Pass this morning after receiving a mix of rain and snow this weekend.

Environment Canada is now suggesting the snow level could lower to 600 metres, and with a chance of more rain being forecast for the area that means snow could be on the way.

In Vernon, a chance of rain will end this morning, Nov. 2, and then there is a chance of showers after midnight and through Tuesday morning. The snow level will be at 600 m. A mix of sun and cloud is expected Wednesday followed by cloudy skies the rest of the week. During the day, highs should be near the seasonal normal of 7 Celsius while overnight the mercury will drop as low as -3 C this week.

The Kelowna area can expect showers to end this morning, with a snow level at 1,000 m today, and then a chance of showers after midnight and Tuesday morning, along with a snow level of 600 m. A mix of sun and cloud on Wednesday should be followed by cloudy skies the rest of the week. Temperature highs will also be near seasonal normals with overnight lows expected to drop to -3 C a couple of nights this week.

Showers will end this morning in Penticton as well, with a snow level of 1,200 m today. A chance of rain Tuesday morning will be accompanied by a snow level of 700 m. A mix of sun and cloud Wednesday is expected to be followed by cloudy skies the rest of the week. The South Okanagan will also be near seasonal normals for temperature highs this week while overnight the mercury is expected to drop as low as -3 C this week.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Jennifer Stahn at jstahn@infonews.ca or call 250-819-3723. To contact an editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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