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Mild weekend ahead in Kamloops

January 15, 2016 - 8:32 AM

KAMLOOPS - Mother Nature look like she will play nice this weekend, with moderate temperatures and just a bit of snow expected over the next several days.

Environment Canada is calling for temperatures to range from a low of -2 Celsius to a high of 2 C this weekend, just a bit warmer than the seasonal normal temperatures, which range from a high of -1 C to a low of -8 C.

Along with mild temperatures, periods of snow are expected overnight, Jan. 15, and Saturday, for a total of about seven centimetres. After tapering off, a chance of flurries will remain through Sunday with cloud cover expected to start the week.

Snow is also expected on area highways, with up to 5 cm expected on highway passes throughout the region. Drive B.C. is currently reporting sections of compact snow with slippery and slushy sections. Some areas of Highway 1 near Glacier National Park and Highway 97C near Kelowna are also reporting fog.

Avalanche risk is expected to range from moderate to considerable throughout the region over the next couple of days, according to forecasters at Avalanche Canada.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Jennifer Stahn at or call 250-819-3723. To contact an editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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