Winter storm warning issued for North Okanagan

The snow will become heavy at times Sunday afternoon

A winter storm approaching Coastal British Columbia will begin to impact the Southern Interior Sunday morning.

The snow will become heavy at times Sunday afternoon. The snow will ease Sunday night but the next impulse will bring more snow for Monday. Total snowfall accumulations of 20 to 30 cm can be expected through Monday night. Some patchy freezing rain can be expected with this second impulse especially over the southwest regions.

Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve. Prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery. Public Safety Canada encourages everyone to make an emergency plan and get an emergency kit with drinking water, food, medicine, a first-aid kit and a flashlight. For information on emergency plans and kits go to http://www.getprepared.gc.ca/

Winter Storm Warnings are issued when multiple types of severe winter weather are expected to occur together.

Environment Canada meteorologists will update alerts as required. Please monitor local media or Weatheradio. Email reports of severe weather to pacificstorm@ec.gc.ca or tweet with the hashtag #BCStorm.