It’s going to be a warm, wet weekend. And then the snow is expected to return.

A high pressure system forming over the Pacific Ocean is expected to dump a lot of snow on the province over the weekend and into next week.

A lot — as in the most on the planet kind of a lot.

“This winter season is shaping for a strong finish with incredible accumulations in the alpine over the next seven days, with . . . over 50 cm of snowfall,” the Weather Network’s Tyler Hamilton is reporting.

“On top of the impressive snowfall, intense waves will develop in the Pacific Ocean, with strong southwesterly winds aiding to surge the water further inland than normal. Beach erosion is possible along the Pacific coast.”

As the system moves inland, mixed precipitation — meaning rain and snow — is predicted for the South Okanagan Sunday and Monday. Wet flurries and more snow is expected right through next Friday.

As much as seven cm is expected to accumulate.

The silver lining in the forecast is a weekend with highs of 4 on Saturday and 3 on Sunday, albeit under overcast skies and little sunshine.



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