Mother Nature not done with winter just yet

Another round of snow is expected on the Coquihalla Highway by Wednesday afternoon.
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THOMPSON-OKANAGAN — Yet another blast of snow is expected across the region today and it could bring as much as 25 cm to highway passes by Wednesday afternoon.

The Coquihalla Highway only got about half the snow expected yesterday through this morning but another 15-25 cm could fall over the next 36 hours. In the past day 16 cm of snow and another 11 mm of rain has fallen near the summit and during the day today 5-10 cm of snow is expected, with another system expected to drop even more snow overnight and Wednesday.

Highway 1 east of Revelstoke is also expected to see more snow by tomorrow afternoon. In the past day 20 cm of snow and 3 mm of rain has fallen and up to another 10 cm is expected by tomorrow.

The Okanagan Connector has seen little snow over the last couple days though there is a chance of flurries or rain today and overnight.

The snow level is expected to reach 1,500 m by Wednesday evening across the region as temperatures increase back to above the normals of 7-9 C heading into the weekend.

For the southern part of the region a 30 per cent chance of snow or rain remains in place today with rain expected Wednesday and Thursday as well. Temperatures are expected to reach just below normal to normal today.

For Kamloops today should be dry but temperatures will only hit 3 C, about six degrees lower than seasonal normals. There is a 60 per cent chance of snow or rain on Wednesday and Thursday.

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