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Be ready for strong winds in southern Interior

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November 26, 2017 - 11:28 AM

If forecasters are correct, it’s going to start getting really windy late this afternoon in some sections of the southern Interior.

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement warning of a strong westerly wind with gusts up to 80 km/h later today, Nov. 26.

A cold front moving across the southern Interior this afternoon is to blame, causing the southerly winds to shift to strong and gusty westerly winds, the weather statement says.

The gusty winds are expected this evening in the South Thompson, Nicola, Shuswap, along with the North and Central Okanagan, including the cities of Kamloops, Salmon Arm, Vernon and Kelowna.

As the cold front moves out of the region overnight, the winds are forecast to ease.

Meanwhile, a snow warning remains in effect on the Coquihalla Highway between Merritt and Hope, with up to 15 centimetres of snow expected tonight, Nov. 26, at the summit reducing visibility at times and creating hazardous driving conditions.

For the very latest weather watches, warnings and forecasts, go to the Environment Canada website here.

For the latest road conditions go to the Drive B.C. website here.

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