Winter coming to Coquihalla
Oct 17, 2012 / 10:51 am
That was a short fall.
Just a week ago, the Okanagan was basking in unseasonably warm summer like conditions - now, winter is ready to rear its ugly head.
Environment Canada meteorologist, Doug Lundquist, says the first significant snowfall is forecast to hit the Okanagan Connector and Coquihalla highways this weekend.
"I'm thinking I have to go to the coast and my (snow) tires are going on tomorrow. That's the clue," says Lundquist.
He says the freezing levels will still be high Friday but expects those to drop significantly Saturday.
"Saturday looks like the first day (for snow) and by Sunday even colder. We are expecting precipitation during that time frame so it will likely accumulate as snow in the higher terrain."
Temperatures are expected to dip below freezing in Kelowna Sunday which could mean a bit of snow mixed in with the rain closer to the valley bottom.
"There might be snow mixed with the rain on the weekend even in the valley bottom but it shouldn't accumulate below about Joe Rich. It could come down as low as the higher elevations in the Regional District."
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