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Precipitation brings familiar February weather

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February 22, 2013 - 4:15 PM

It seems the sunshine this past week was just a tease of spring.

Environment Canada is calling for snow over night and is warning travellers about driving on the Coquhihalla Highway.

The forecast is calling for cloudy visibility with heavy snowfall between Kamloops and Merritt. Gusts of 40 to 60 kilometre winds are expected to further decrease road visibility with blowing snow.

Visibility concerns aside, amounts between 10 to 15 centimetres is expected past the summit between Merritt and Hope both today and tonight.

The Okanagan Connector from Merritt to Kelowna will also be painted white and can expect a modest two to four centimetres of snow.

Drive B.C. is asking travellers to consider alternate routes when traveling today.

While travellers are being warned of snow, those staying in Kamloops may want to sift through their closets for a rare occurrence in the the semi-arid desert climate.

Environment Canada is calling for rain this weekend.

Tomorrow the forecast calls for a 30 per cent chance of precipitation and Sunday calls for a 60 per cent chance.

For the latest updates on roads and weather, visit Environment Canada and Drive B.C. online.

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