Environment Canada says the tail end of a weather system that swept through the area yesterday is responsible for the snow falling now.
Environment Canada forecaster Cindy Yu says since Sunday about eight centimetres of snow has landed at Kamloops airport with another two expected before it eases off this afternoon.
Yu says another system is expected to sweep through by Wednesday and could drop a lot more snow, or maybe not.
“With this next system again the freezing level here will be the main factor in how much snow we will receive. We are looking at temperatures, potentially at this point, rising up to about five or six degrees by Wednesday. In that case for those of us in the river valley it could mean we are just getting some showers. We really have to wait and see where that freezing level will be. That could translate to potentially five or more centimetres of snow for the higher elevations and highway passes.”
She says so far this has been a wetter than normal January with above average rainfall.