Special weather statement in effect for:
- Coquihalla Highway - Hope to Merritt
- Coquihalla Highway - Merritt to Kamloops
- Okanagan Connector - Merritt to Kelowna
Spring snow expected for many southern mountain passes on Saturday.
A Pacific frontal system will move across southern BC on Saturday. Snow will develop over the highway passes beginning early in the morning. Initially, snow levels will be near 800 metres and gradually rise to 1200 metres that afternoon.
Near the Coquihalla summit and the Kootenay Pass, 10 to 15 cm of snow can be expected by Saturday afternoon. Additional amounts of 5 to 10 cm are possible Saturday night as convective flurries develop in the wake of the front.
Snowfall over other southern BC highway passes will be less intense and total amounts nearer 5 cm can be expected on Saturday.
Weather in the mountains can change suddenly resulting in hazardous driving conditions.
Road conditions are available at www.drivebc.ca.
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