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Snow expected on Okanagan Connector next week

FILE PHOTO - Snow surrounds some trees and grass along the Okanagan Connector past Pennask Summit.

The Interior’s highways will see a rainy weekend but heading into the week could see snow.

A cold front will be sliding across southern B.C. but the snow level will be above 2,000 metres so showers will be expected on the Coquihalla and along Highway 3 from Hope to Princeton overnight and into Sunday morning, Oct. 3, said Nan Yu, meteorologist with Environment Canada.

On the Okanagan Connector, Highway 97C, the weather will be cloudy and no precipitation is expected, she said.

Next week, another frontal system will be pushing across the Interior and there’s a chance to see snowflakes on the Okanagan Connector on Monday night into Tuesday morning, Yu said.

Travellers can visit Environment Canada’s website for the latest information on B.C. highway conditions.

Winter tires or chains are required on most routes in B.C. from Oct. 1 to March 31.

For select highways, including mountain passes and rural routes in high snowfall areas, the date is extended to April 30.

READ MORE: Everything you need to know about B.C.'s winter tire rules

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