January 08, 2014 - 8:27 AM
THOMPSON-OKANAGAN — As much as 20 centimetres of snow could fall at Allison Pass on Highway 3 and sections of the Coquihalla Highway tonight, which could bring the snow depth at the summit to well over 100 cm.
Environment Canada is predicting a strong southwest flow could generate heavy snowfall and poor visibility just south of the old toll booth on the Coquihalla Highway through tonight. Up to 20 cm is expected at this location while other parts of the highway should see snow totalling 5-10 cm.
The Coquihalla Summit currently sits at snow depth level of 93.4 cm while Allison Pass sits at 66.6 cm. The Pennask Summit on the Okanagan Connector sits at a snow depth of almost 77 cm with another 7 cm expected through tonight.
Meanwhile the region will see a warming trend heading into the weekend with temperatures reaching 5-10 Celsius warmer than the seasonal normals of -1 C. Today and tomorrow will offer moderate temperatures in and around 0 C along with a chance of flurries through tomorrow, except in Kamloops where flurries should end tonight.
In Vernon, Kelowna and Penticton you can expect to see temperatures range from 5-7 C over the weekend and into next week, along with a chance of showers on Friday, Sunday and Tuesday while Kamloops can expect to see temperatures as high as 9 C on Sunday and 5-7 C the rest of the week.
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