Deep freeze on its way to Kamloops after this weekend

Environment Canada is calling for a mix of sun and clouds on Monday and Tuesday, with a chilly high of -13 C on both days and overnight lows to -18 C. The Weather Network is predicting even colder mercury readings, with a low of -25 C overnight Sunday, a numbing high of just -21 C and low of -28 C on Monday

More snow is expected to fall in the Kamloops area this weekend, with a cold snap forecast to follow.

And, if some of the predicted temperatures come to fruition, there may be a run on long johns in clothing stores.

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Environment Canada is calling for periods of snow on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with highs to -1 C and lows to -7 C.

Sunday night, however, is when the weather is expected to change dramatically, with the clouds and snow giving way to sunshine and bone-chilling Arctic air.

Environment Canada is calling for a mix of sun and clouds on Monday and Tuesday, with a chilly high of -13 C on both days and overnight lows to -18 C.

The Weather Network is predicting even colder mercury readings, with a low of -25 C overnight Sunday, a numbing high of just -21 C and low of -28 C on Monday.

From there, according to The Weather Network, temperatures in Kamloops will slowly rise, though no predicted readings are the plus Celsius region through Jan. 22.

NORTH AND SOUTH THOMPSON BASINS ABOVE AVERAGE IN SNOWPACK MEASUREMENTS

Meanwhile, the South Thompson region, which includes Kamloops, has the largest snowpack in the province, relative to historic averages.

The first snow survey of the year, released on Wednesday, Jan. 8, by the provincial government’s River Forecast Centre, shows the South Thompson basin snowpack at 117 per cent of normal levels.

The North Thompson basin snowpack is at 112 per cent of normal levels.

Other above-average snowpacks are in the Upper Fraser East basin, which includes Prince George (116 per cent), the Peace basin, which includes Fort St. John (109 per cent) and the Laird basin, which includes Fort Nelson (105 per cent).

Below-average snow basins include the Central Coast, which includes Bella Coola (60 per cent), the South Coast, which includes Vancouver and the Lower Mainland (57 per cent) and Vancouver Island (53 per cent).

The next snow survey and water supply bulletin is scheduled to be released on Feb. 7.

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