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Special weather statement in effect for:

  • Nicola

More early season snowfall expected on Friday as Arctic air arrives. Below seasonal temperatures to continue through the weekend.

A low-pressure system will pass just off Vancouver Island Friday morning and move onto the Washington coast late in the day. Meanwhile, modified Arctic air will advance southward through the B.C. interior. By Friday afternoon, the Arctic front is expected to reach Kamloops and pile up against the east side of the Rockies.

With a somewhat cool airmass already in place, widespread snow is expected from the Chilcotin and 100 MIle area to the Fraser Canyon and eastward to the Kootenays. Snow may become mixed with rain over southern and eastern portions of this area. Currently, forecast snowfall amounts may range from about 5 to 15 cm.

The system will move out of the province on Saturday but Arctic air will make its way through the rest of the southern interior. Temperatures of 10 degrees below seasonal normals are expected.


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