Update: Jan. 6 5:14 p.m.: Alert ended
The Central Okanagan could see snowfall accumulations of 10 to 20 cm, up to 25 cm possible for highway passes, according to a a special weather statement issued by Environment Canada this morning.
The potential for heavy snow is expected from Wednesday evening through Thursday.
Environment Canada is forecasting a low pressure system to move into southwestern B.C. Wednesday evening. Snow at times heavy will begin in the evening and continue into late Thursday morning before easing off to flurries in the afternoon. Rapidly accumulating snow could possibly affecting the Thursday morning commute.
Affected areas include Whistler, Fraser Canyon, Okanagan Valley, Similkameen, Nicola, South Thompson, Shuswap, Coquihalla Hwy – Hope to Merritt, Coquihalla Hwy – Merritt to Kamloops, Okanagan Connector – Merritt to Kelowna, and Hwy 3 – Hope to Princeton.