Between 7 and 15 cm of snow expected

Winter may finally be coming to the East Kootenay.

Arne Petryshen

Winter may finally be coming to the East Kootenay.

Doug Lundquist, Environment Canada meteorologist said the coming snow is the start of colder temperatures coming this weekend.

Lundquist said they expect between seven and 15 centimetres of snow from the storm before it ends in the early afternoon Tuesday.

He added winds are expected to change to the north, bringing with it an arctic front to the area.

“We’re expecting that arctic air will settle in over the valley and there might be temperatures by the weekend into the minus 15 degree range,” he said.

He said the warmup period is not yet in the forecast.

“It may just be early next week, but I would hazard to guess that,” he said.