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Warm and wet week ahead for Kamloops

The week will start with a mix of sun and cloud in Kamloops, but there is at least a chance of rain every day this week.
December 07, 2015 - 8:36 AM

KAMLOOPS - With at least a chance of showers every day this week we could be in for a wet week, though the above normal temperatures should make it a lot more bearable.

Environment Canada is calling for highs to hit as warm as 10 Celsius this week, well above the seasonal normal of 1 C that is typical at this time of year, while overnight lows are expected to dip to between 2 C and 5 C this week, again well above seasonal normals of -5 C.

A high of 9 C is in the forecast for today, Dec. 7, and 10 C Tuesday before temperatures slowly cool off to near-seasonal normals for the weekend.

A mix of sun and cloud is expected today, along with a 60 per cent chance of showers overnight. That chance of rain will continue through Thursday before drying out for the weekend.

The chance of precipitation extends to area highways, where up to 15 centimetres of snow is expected at some highway passes by Tuesday morning. Drive B.C. is reporting a mix of compact snow, slushy sections, slippery sections and black ice on Interior highways this morning.

If you are heading into the backcountry be extra vigilant this week. Avalanche Canada is forecasting a high risk of avalanche in the North and South Columbia ranges as well as the Kootenay Boundary range for today and Tuesday. The risk of avalanche is considerable to high in Glacier National Park, where large areas of the park are closed for explosive avalanche control.

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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