Snow could impact weekend travel

Snow on the Coquihalla Highway could slow down holiday travels this weekend.
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THOMPSON-OKANAGAN – With as much as eight centimetres having already fallen at the Coquihalla Summit in the past 24 hours, another five to 10 cm expected across the region today and still yet a chance of more snow on Saturday and Sunday those travelling for holiday events and family gatherings this weekend should give themselves a little more time to get there.

Snow has already been falling since early this morning from Kamloops down through Kelowna and warnings of between 10-20 cm of snow heading into the Greater Vancouver Area and into 100 Mile and through Central B.C. could make travelling out of town a bit more treacherous this weekend.

In addition to the snow today temperatures will only reach the -3 to -5 Celsius range, a few degrees below normal, but is expected to settle back in to normal trends by Sunday and by Christmas day should be just above normal.

The next week is also calling for cloud every day and a 30 to 60 per cent chance of snow is being called for Saturday through Monday for Vernon through Penticton while Kamloops is only expecting a 30 per cent chance of snow on Saturday.

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