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Forecast calls for snowy New Year's Eve in Kamloops

December 29, 2016 - 11:37 AM

KAMLOOPS - It looks like we are in for a snowy New Year's Eve in Kamloops.

Environment Canada says today, Dec. 29, the temperature will peak around -1 Celsius with a some wind gusting up to 50 kilometres per hour and a 60 per cent of snow flurries falling from cloudy skies. The wind and cloud will continue into the evening while there will only be a 30 per cent of chances overnight and a low of -3 C.

Tomorrow we can look forward to what may be the last sunshine of 2016. The forecast calls for a mix of sun and cloud, with a high of 0 C and a light wind. Cloudy periods are predicted overnight with temperatures falling to -7 C.

Saturday, New Year's Eve, is forecast to be a standard winter day, with a high of -4 C, cloudy skies and snow. The white stuff will let up in the evening with a 70 per cent of flurries as the countdown to 2017 starts. While everyone cheers the stroke of midnight it should be -5 C.

On New Year's Day, Jan. 1, Kamloops should wake up to another -4 C day with clouds but no new snow is expected. Those clouds should clear off at night though, as temperatures drop to -11 C.

We should start 2017 off with sunny skies, as Monday and Tuesday are expected to be clear with highs around -5 C and Wednesday will see a mix of sun and cloud.

Currently there’s still a pair of snowfall warnings in effect for two sections of Highway 1. Environment Canada has issued warnings for the Coquihalla and the section of highway between Eagle Pass and Rogers Pass. Visibility and sudden weather changes are concerns.

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