Our region’s highways maintenance contractor says we could expect up to 15 cm of snow between Thursday afternoon and Friday.
Mainroad East Kootenay suggests a system will move in with flurries developing later i the day before intensifying to light snow at night.
They predict snow will then taper back to scattered flurries Friday.
That may only be the start of it as Mainroad forecasts another system rolling in Friday night and dropping up to 25 more centimetres in some areas by later on Saturday.
The contractor says crews will be out patrolling to respond to conditions as they change and motorists should expect winter driving conditions.
Environment Canada is calling for sunny skies by Sunday is most parts of the East Kootenay.
Temperatures are excepted to remain below -10 degrees C into the weekend, but could drop as low as -30 in the Elk Valley.
Environment Canada says that could present the risk of frostbite.