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Expect a wintery week in Kamloops

December 27, 2016 - 11:36 AM

KAMLOOPS - As we head toward the New Year, the last few days of 2016 will be a little warmer than average for this time of year.

It will be mainly cloudy today, Dec. 27, according to Environment Canada, with a 40 per cent chance of flurries and a high of 0 Celsius. The mercury will drop to -4 C overnight.

Expect a mix of sun and cloud tomorrow, with the temperature steady at around -3 C. The forecast calls for periods of snow overnight Wednesday, with a low of -4 C.

Thursday is expected to be rather warmer than usual, peaking at 4 C during a cloudy day. Temperatures will begin to drop after, though, with -1 C that night and cloudy periods.

The forecast calls for a mix of sun and cloud on Friday with a high of 0 C. The sky will clear overnight with the low down to -6 C.

Typically in late December, Kamloops has highs around -1 C and lows near -7 C.

Drivers should be cautious on the highways right now, with the Coquihalla between Hope and Merritt, and Highway 3 from the Kootenay Pass to the Paulson Summitt under a snowfall warning from Environment Canada. Up to 20 centimetres of snow is expected on those sections of highway by the end of the day.

The Trans Canada highway be closed for avalanche control west of Revelstoke for two hours this afternoon, Dec. 27. The highway will be closed with no detours from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Current road conditions are available at www.drivebc.ca.

The latest weather warnings and forecasts can be found at Environment Canada's website.

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