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Possible rain for Kamloops this weekend could mean fresh snow for local ski hills

Fresh snow is expected at Sun Peaks this weekend.
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March 11, 2016 - 8:30 AM

KAMLOOPS - It may not get as windy as it did yesterday, but we can still expect gusty winds to kick off our weekend, followed by at least a chance of rain every day for the next few days.

Environment Canada is calling for a high of 13 Celsius today, March 11, followed by highs of 10 C the rest of the weekend. Overnight temperatures will vary greatly, with a low of just 6 C expected tonight and a low of 1 C in the forecast for Saturday night. Seasonal normal temperatures vary from a low of -1 C to a high of 10 C.

We can expect to see a mix of sun and cloud today along with winds gusting up to 50 kilometres per hour this afternoon and up to a 70 per cent chance of showers overnight. Saturday a chance of showers are being forecast, though skies are expected to clear in the late afternoon. Sunday is expected to bring more cloud and yet another chance of showers.

Yesterday winds were strong for much of the day, with gusts reaching near 60 kilometres per hour for part of the morning and into the early afternoon, leading to cancelled and delayed flights out of the Kamloops Airport.

If you’re heading out to enjoy some winter fun this weekend expect highs of -2 C to -5 C at Sun Peaks, along with wind in the alpine today and a chance of flurries Saturday and Sunday. If you’re heading out to the backcountry be aware of avalanche conditions, which are currently rated moderate to considerable by Avalanche Canada, but are expected to elevate quickly if the sun comes out at all.

Drive B.C. is currently reporting compact snow and slippery sections on several Interior highways, along with fog near Revelstoke and drifting snow on Highway 97C.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Jennifer Stahn at or call 250-819-3723. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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