Spring is in the air

Rain is expected over the next few days, which could combine with the recent snow for hazardous driving conditions.
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THOMPSON-OKANAGAN — If you’ve been dreaming of spring weather, this weekend could be your dream come true with temperatures hovering near the double digits, and bringing rain. Lots of rain.

Wednesday temperatures will hover just above seasonal normals of 1 Celsius, according to Environment Canada, but by Friday will reach 9 C in the Okanagan and 13 C in Kamloops. The weekend will see temperatures in the 8 C to 11 C range throughout the region.

A 30 per cent chance of rain is forecast for this morning with at least a chance of rain or wet snow overnight. The Vernon, Kelowna and Penticton areas can expect rain Thursday through Saturday with a chance of rain Sunday while the Kamloops area is in for a chance of rain during the week but should only see cloud over the weekend.

The warm temperatures and rain comes on the heels of yet another heavy snowfall this past weekend. Big White welcomed 17 centimetres of snow in just 24 hours, while the Coquihalla Summit had 14 cm fall in the same time period.

As of this morning, Drive B.C. is reporting compact snow, slushy sections, slippery sections and fog on Interior highways. Most Interior mountain passes are expecting 2 to 4 cm of snow tonight as well.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Jennifer Stahn at jstahn@infonews.ca or call 250-819-3723. To contact an editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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