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Wet weekend in store for Kamloops

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April 11, 2019 - 11:17 AM

KAMLOOPS - It’s not looking like a great weekend for outdoor activities in Kamloops, unless those activities can stand some rain.

Environment Canada meteorologist Armel Castellan says the Kamloops weather pattern has returned to a more active state with an upper trough producing more seasonal conditions than the city saw in March.

Castellan says April’s precipitation has nearly matched that seen in all of March.

He says the city can expect to see more convective activity, leading to possible thunderstorms and hail such as the city experienced yesterday, April 10.

"If the grey conditions are getting you down, be glad you’re not in Ontario, where a Colorado low is bringing snow pellets and freezing rain to a good part of the province, including Quebec," Castellan says. “In Central Ontario, it’s been ugly.”

Tomorrow looks like the best day over the next few days, with a grey and possibly wet weekend in store for Kamloops.

Motorists using mountain highways should be aware of dropping snow levels with flurries expected on the Coquihalla Highway and the Okanagan Connector overnight tonight. RCMP issued a warning to drivers this morning about the wintery conditions on the Okanagan Connector.

Today in Kamloops, expect mainly cloudy skies with a 40 per cent chance of showers this afternoon into this evening, followed by partly cloudy skies with a high of 12 Celsius and a low of 2 C. The snow level will drop to 1200 metres through today and tonight.

A sunny morning tomorrow will give way to a sun and cloud mix in the afternoon with a high of 15 C and a low of 2 C.

For the weekend, expect periods of rain through Saturday and a high of 14 C, and a 60 per cent chance of showers on Sunday with a high of 12 C.

It should be sunny with a high of 13 C in time to go back to work on Monday.

Normal temperatures for this time of year in Kamloops are highs of 16 C and lows of 3 C.

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