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Lots more snow coming this weekend, Environment Canada warns

January 27, 2018 - 6:30 AM

Two separate weather systems this weekend are expected to bring as much as 5 to 15 cm of snow to much of the interior before Monday.

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for South and North Thompson, Nicola, Okanagan and Similkameen valleys as well as the Coquihalla Highway from Hope to Merritt. The Shuswap is also under a formal weather warning due to snowfall. 

The first of these systems is expected today, Jan. 27 and should taper off late this afternoon or evening but then the next system should be overhead by tomorrow morning.

"Snow will continue through (Sunday), and will begin to change to rain late in the day and through the evening as this storm brings warm air into the region," according to the weather statement. "The changeover to rain will be delayed the further north you are, with the Columbias likely to remain as snow through Sunday night."

Accumulations will depend on how much rain falls and there's a risk of that being freezing rain.

Additional snowfall warnings may be issued later today for Sunday's storm.

"However, even for regions that remain below our snowfall warning criteria, the combination of two back to back days of snow followed by a change over to rain may make travel and other activities difficult."

For more on the release, go here. 

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