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Snow has arrived in Kamloops

Snow can be seen in the Sahali area in Kamloops, Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017.
November 02, 2017 - 10:16 AM

KAMLOOPS - We are getting the first snowfall of the season in Kamloops thanks to cold, Arctic air making it's way into the Interior today.

The snow is falling at higher elevations in the city this morning, with those in the valley bottom getting rain but that could change as the day wears on and the temperature drops.

A heavy snowfall warning has been issued for many of the high mountain passes in the Interior.

Environment Canada is forecasting five centimetres of snow today, Nov. 2, although higher terrain could see close to 10 cm. The snow is expected to end near midnight, changing to a chance of flurries, but not before another five cm hits the ground. The gusty west wind today will diminish late this evening. The mercury is forecast to dip to -2 Celsius today, and overnight drop down to around -6 C.

The forecast calls for clouds tomorrow with a chance of flurries before clearing late in the morning with a high of -2 C. The forecast calls for clear skies overnight with a low of -9 C.

Saturday and Sunday should have a mix of sun and cloud, but it will be cold, with the high temperature not expected to rise above 0 C both days.

Normal temperatures for this time of year are highs of 8 C and lows of 0 C.

For the latest on weather warnings or the latest forecast, go to the Environment Canada website.

The most up-to-date highway conditions can be found on the Drive B.C. website.

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