February 05, 2016 - 8:37 AM
KAMLOOPS - Mother Nature is expected to grace Kamloops with warm temperatures this weekend while Interior highway passes get hammered with more snow.
Environment Canada is calling for highs of 5 to 6 Celsius today, Feb. 5, through Family Day Monday, with overnight lows varying from 0 C to -3 C. Seasonal normal temperatures range from a high of 2 C to a low of -5 C at this time of year.
The warm temperatures will be accompanied by a chance of flurries or rain through the end of the day today as well as winds of 40 kilometres per hour gusting to 60 km/h. A mix of sun and cloud is expected for the rest of the weekend.
If Sun Peaks is in your long weekend plans, expect highs ranging from -4 C Saturday to 0 C on Monday. Flurries and windy conditions are expected today with a mix of sun and cloud expected the rest of the weekend.
Out on the highways a snowfall warning has been issued by the weather office for the Coquihalla Summit and Kootenay Pass, where up to 20 centimetres of snow is expected, along with rain over the Coquihalla.
High mountain passes on Highway 1 east of Revelstoke are also expected to experience up to 15 cm of snow today while the Pennask Summit on Highway 97C and Highway 3 near Allison Pass could have up to 10 cm fall. Compact snow, slushy sections and slippery sections are being reported most Interior highways.
Avalanche Canada is forecasting moderate to considerable avalanche conditions throughout the Interior ranges, with pockets of high risk in the forecast for ranges to the west of us.
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