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Fall-like weather pattern continues this week in Kamloops

Wet and windy conditions today should give way to a mix of sun and cloud tomorrow in a week of fall-like weather conditions expected in Kamloops.
October 13, 2020 - 8:42 AM

Following a Thanksgiving long weekend that brought fall-like weather conditions to the city, Kamloops can expect more of the same in the coming week.

A combination of showers, clouds and sunshine are in store for the next few days, including daily temperatures several degrees below normal for this time of year.

A snowfall warning has been issued by Environment Canada for the Okanagan Connector from Kelowna to Merritt and the Trans-Canada Highway from Rogers Pass to Eagle pass with between 15 and 20 centimetres of snow expected today, Oct. 13, thanks to a frontal system moving across southern B.C. It should taper off in the afternoon.

As well, a special weather statement has been issued for the Coquihalla Highway from Kamloops through Merritt to Hope as snow continues on the mountain passes this morning.

Snow began falling overnight as snow levels dropped to around 1,000 metres, the weather office said, with the snow is expected to change to rain later this morning as snow levels rise.

Another 10 cm of snow could fall at the Coquihalla Summit between Merritt and Hope before it changes to rain later this morning before switching back to flurries near the summit overnight for another 10 cm of snowfall. About five cm of snow is expected on the Surry Lake Summit on the Kamloops to Merritt section of Highway 5.

Environment Canada warns visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow which also creates hazardous driving conditions.

The forecast calls for a high of 11 Celsius in Kamloops today with a low to 5 C overnight along with a 40 per cent chance of showers.

Wednesday looks like it will be a mix of sun and cloud with a high of 11 C and a low of 1 C.

Increasing cloudiness on Thursday is expected to give way to periods of rain on Thursday night, with a high of 9 C and a low of 6 C expected.

There is a 70 per cent chance of showers on Friday, with mostly cloudy skies, a high of 12 C and a low of 2 C expected.

The weekend looks like it will be a mix of sun and cloud on Saturday and Sunday, with a high of 10 C on Saturday and 8 C on Sunday.

Weekend lows could dip to 1 C on Saturday night and 2 C on Sunday.

Monday should see a mix of sun and cloud with a high to 10 C.

Normal temperatures for this time of year in Kamloops are highs of 14 C and lows of 3 C.

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