Winter weather expected in the Similkameen this week

Keremeos could see substantial snowfall this week as series of weather systems descend on the Lower Similkameen

Winter weather is descending on the Similkameen.

Colder air settled across the southern portion of the province this weekend, and is expected to stay with us at least until Saturday, said Chris Emond, Meteorologist with Environment Canada.

“ We expect the cold air to be with us through the work week, perhaps warming by the weekend, but at this point ( Monday, Jan. 16) we are uncertain as to when,” Emond continued.


Emond further explained that a series of low pressure systems are expected to hit the northern coast and slide down the interior of the province over the next few days, bringing the first significant snow of the season to the Lower Similkameen. Two centimetres of snow is expected tonight, with an additional two to three centimetres to come tomorrow. Additional snow is expected Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, with significantly higher amounts predicted for the western slopes of southern interior mountain passes.