Snowy night and morning forecast on Coquihalla

Late spring cold trough is expected to bring two to five centimetres of wet snow to mountain passes, followed by rain

Snow remains in the forecast for those using the Coquihalla Highway on Thursday night and into Friday morning.

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for the Coquihalla from Hope to Kamloops, for the Okanagan Connector from Merritt to Kelowna and for other high-level mountain passes in B.C.

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A cold upper trough moving through the province will result in late season flurries above the 1,300 to 1,500-metre elevation, although snow could briefly descend lower during periods of intense flurry activity.

The forecast calls for most southern highway passes to receive between two and five centimetres of wet snow overnight through Friday morning, with up to 10 centimetres possible over the Okanagan Connector. Precipitation will change back to rain on Friday as the airmass begins to warm.

Road conditions are available at drivebc.ca.

The snow up top will fall as rain in Kamloops and the valley bottom, with showers and cool conditions forecast for the Tournament Capital overnight Thursday and all day Friday. A high of 14 C is expected on Friday.

The weekend will see a return of sunshine and warmth, a trend that will continue into next week.

Saturday’s forecast calls for sun and clouds, with a high of 19 C, with sunshine expected from Sunday through Wednesday, with Sunday’s high of 23 C rising to 30 C by Wednesday.

© Kamloops This Week

 


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