Get ready for the first real cold snap of the season, with arctic air beginning to move in to the Kamloops area.
Environment Canada meteorologist Matt McDonald says mild from November weather will be long gone this week.
“Come Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, we’re only gonna be getting up to highs of minus-six degrees, and those overnight lows are going to be dipping down to minus-12 and minus-13. That’s about seven, eight degrees below normal for this time of year,” McDonald says.
“The cold air is gonna start to dissipate this weekend, come Saturday we’ll be bouncing back up to the freezing mark. And then getting into next week, we kind of see small but consistent snowfalls throughout the week. So maybe a centimeter or two each and every day next week.”
There was no measurable snowfall recorded at the Kamloops Airport in November, which McDonald says is rare, adding that the average snowfall for the month is about 11 centimeters.
The temperature average last month of about 3.5 degrees, meanwhile, was about 1.5 degrees warmer than normal.