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Snow on the way for Okanagan and Kamloops: Environment Canada

While not expected to be a major event, snow expected in Kamloops and the Okanagan Valley could make for some poor driving conditons as temperatures remain around the freezing mark. The snow is expected overnight Wednesday into Thursday.
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December 10, 2019 - 12:00 PM

Snow in the forecast this week in the Okanagan and Kamloops is expected to accompany temperatures hovering around the freezing mark and that could be a recipe for some poor driving conditions.

Environment Canada meteorologist Doug Lundquist says he isn’t expecting a “big dump” of snow but between two to five centimetres is expected to fall in the Kamloops and Okanagan regions, starting tomorrow night, Dec. 11.

Light snow is expected to begin in Kamloops tomorrow and continue overnight before becoming a 60 per cent chance of flurries through Thursday.

The Okanagan has a 40 to 60 per cent chance of flurries tomorrow with periods of snow overnight. The snow is expected to continue through the day Thursday and into that night.

Lundquist says snowfall amounts are expected to be highest in Kelowna and the Shuswap where between five and 10 cm could fall. Lesser amounts are expected in Kamloops and the South Okanagan.

He warns commuters to be aware of driving conditions as the combination of snow and temperatures around the freezing mark can make for "pretty slick conditions very quickly.”

Higher elevation highways and routes on mountain passes could see as much as 10 cm of snow over the same period, Lundquist says.

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