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Snow expected in time for tomorrow morning's commute in Kamloops

Kamloops residents could be waking up tomorrow to a scene similar to the one pictured in this file photo as Environment Canada predicts up to four centimetres of snow overnight and tomorrow morning, Nov. 9, 2018.
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November 08, 2018 - 11:29 AM

KAMLOOPS - Today’s cool, sunny weather is about to make a wintery change prior to the start of the weekend.

Environment Canada meteorologist Armel Castellan says the high pressure ridge that has been giving us cool temperatures and sunny skies the last few days will begin breaking down this afternoon as a weather system spreads cloud into Kamloops this evening, Nov. 8, and overnight.

Temperatures will be cold enough for snow to begin falling, with amounts expected between one and four centimetres, says Castellan.

He cautions the Coquihalla could see as much as 15 cm by tomorrow afternoon before the system moves on.

“Motorists may well face winter driving conditions on the Coquihalla and on the valley floor tomorrow morning,” he says, adding it may not be cold enough for the snow to last more than a few hours on the ground before a high pressure ridge begins building behind the system of moisture.

Kamloops can expect mostly sunny skies and a high of 4 Celsius today, but things will start clouding over tonight with snow expected to start before morning.

The snow will end in the morning, followed by a 40 per cent chance of showers and a high of 6 C. Snowfall amounts of two to four cm are expected.

The forecast calls for sunshine on Saturday, Sunday and Monday with highs of around 4 C, and overnight lows below freezing.

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