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Snow could fall on southern B.C. Interior mountain passes this weekend

Snow is possible on mountain passes this weekend.
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September 26, 2019 - 10:31 AM

KAMLOOPS - Environment Canada meteorologist Doug Lundquist is cautioning motorists to prepare for winter driving conditions in the mountain passes this weekend as a significant change in the weather takes place.

Lundquist says a low pressure system from the north is expected to bring a sharp drop in temperatures along with a strong possibility of snow falling on mountain passes beginning tomorrow, Sept. 27.

“Anyone planning travel to the coast or Alberta should get their winter tires on today,” Lundquist says.

“It’s an unstable air mass with cold air. If a cell were to land over one of the mountain passes there could be quite a dump of snow over the next two days. People need to be prepared.”

In Kamloops today, Sept. 26, you can expect the rain to end this morning followed by clearing conditions with winds west at 30 km/h and a high of 17 Celsius. Clouds will return tonight along with a 60 per cent chance of showers and a low of 7 C.

It should be mainly cloudy with a 60 per cent chance of showers in the morning and early afternoon tomorrow with the snow level dropping to 1,400 metres. Tomorrow’s high should reach 13 C with a low of 3 C.

Both Saturday and Sunday are expected to be mainly sunny but windy with a high of 11 C and a low of 2 C.

Temperatures are expected to rebound Monday with sunny skies and a high of 16 C.

Normal temperatures for this time of year in Kamloops are highs of 19 C and lows of 6 C.

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