November 25, 2014 - 7:38 AM
THOMPSON-OKANAGAN - Mother Nature seems determined to let us know we are well on our way to winter with yet another round of heavy snow expected to hit area highways today.
The system currently over the Interior will continue to drop heavy snow on mountain passes through tonight though the snow will start to mix with rain as the system moves out and temperatures warm up.
In total, accumulations of 15-30 centimetres are expected, with the Coquihalla Summit and Allison Pass receiving the highest amounts. Heavy snow is expected along the entire stretch of the Coquihalla Highway as well as highways 3 and 97C
The Coquihalla Summit had just 2 cm of snow on the ground as of Friday morning but today sits at 37.8 cm while the Okanagan Connector had 6 cm of snow on the ground Friday morning and now sits at 33.3 cm. Allison Pass currently has 28.3 cm of snow on the ground.
In town we can expect showers mixed with wet snow in the morning along with temperatures of 2-5 Celsius. The snow level will rise in most parts of the region as temperatures increase to a high of 13 C on Thursday. Kelowna and Penticton can expect to have temperatures reach 12 C on Wednesday as well, though the northern part of the region will reach a high of only 6 C, which is still a few degrees above seasonal normals.
At least a 40 per cent chance of showers continues throughout the week before temperatures drop again to a high of -5 C on Saturday (-7 C in Kamloops.)
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