Expect snow if you travel over the Coquihalla on Thanksgiving night

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement, warning of the white stuff between Kamloops and Hope, with five to 10 centimetres possible on the night of Oct. 12 and into the morning of Oct. 13.

Expect more snow on mountain passes if you are travelling from Kamloops to the Lower Mainland or the south Okanagan on Thanksgiving night (Monday, Oct. 12).

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement, warning of snow on the Coquihalla Highway between Kamloops and Merritt (five centimetres possible late Monday night and into Tuesday morning), on the Coquihalla between Merritt and Hope (five to 10 centimetres possible Monday night) and on Highway 3 from Hope to Princeton through Allison Pass (10 centimetres is expected on Monday night and into Tuesday morning).

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The cause of the white stuff is a frontal system that will move through southern B.C. on Monday night. This system will usher in colder air, which will see snow levels to fall to about 1,000 metres (3,000 feet) overnight. Snow is expected to begin overnight, before changing over to rain Tuesday as snow levels rise.

Road conditions are available at drivebc.ca.

The forecast for Kamloops calls for rain through Monday night, with a low of 5 C, rain on Tuesday, with a high of 11 C and. a low of 5 C and sunshine on Wednesday and through the weekend (with some clouds), bringing highs to 16 and lows to 3 C.

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