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Drivers on Highway 97C could see snowflakes falling this week

FILE PHOTO - Snow surrounds some trees and grass along the Okanagan Connector past Pennask Summit.
September 12, 2021 - 9:35 AM

With cooler temperatures and precipitation expected this week, the Okanagan Connector may see snow.

Nan Lu, meteorologist with Environment Canada, said a cold front will be sliding across Southern B.C. on Tuesday night, Sept. 14 through Wednesday, Sept. 15.

Snow is expected to fall in the region at 1,700 metres Wednesday morning, meaning drivers on Highway 97C may see some snowflakes at Pennask Summit, she said.

Rain is also expected on the Coquihalla and on Highway 3, “but we’ll still be keeping our eye on the conditions. For this time of year, even if snow does fall, like on Pennask, it should melt quickly,” she said.

Conditions can also change quickly with elevation, so she asked drivers to check DriveB.C. before heading out.

Wet conditions are also predicted for Thursday night, but that could change, she said.

This week, periods of showers are expected with the cold front at lower elevations in the Thompson Okanagan. Roughly five millimetres of rain is predicted to fall, she said.

“Temperatures will be a bit cooler as well,” Lu said.


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