UPDATE: Snowfall warnings ended

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UPDATE: 9:14 a.m., Monday, Jan. 9, 2017

THOMPSON-OKANAGAN - Environment Canada says more significant snowfall is no longer expected so the heavy snowfall warnings in the region have been ended.


5:26 a.m., Sunday, Jan. 8, 2016

THOMPSON-OKANAGAN - Environment Canada is calling for snow today — and lots of it.

The weather office issued a snowfall warning this morning, Jan. 8, calling for 15 to 20 cms in the South Thompson, Shuswap and North Thompson areas and the Okanagan might not be out of the picture either. Just before noon, it expanded the warning to include the North Okanagan, Central Okanagan and Nicola. 

A specific warning was also posted for the Coquihalla Highway from Hope to Merritt as well. 

"A vigorous frontal system will move onto the South Coast of British Columbia today. Pacific moisture will move over the arctic air in place over the BC Interior producing copious snowfall amounts. The Coquihalla Summit will receive 15 to 20 cm of snow tonight before the system moves through on Sunday morning," the warning says. "Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow."

Accumulations of five to 10 cms are expected in the Okanagan with highs of -6 Celsius in Kelowna and Vernon and -4 in Penticton.

For the latest highways information, check Drivebc.ca. For the latest on the weather warnings, go here.

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