FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – A snowfall warning has been issued by Environment Canada for the north and south Peace River regions, as well as the Pine Pass and southern sections of the Fort Nelson region today.
Environment Canada issued the warning after forecast models predict that total snowfall amounts could be up to between 10 and 20 centimetres between now and late Saturday.
An early season Arctic front is pushing down across northern B.C. today, while a moist Pacific low pressure system is headed our way from the South Coast. Rain and cold northerly winds will develop across the area this morning, and day time highs will struggle to reach the low single digits. As the southern moisture stream intensifies and the Arctic air becomes established, the rain is expected to change to snow sometime this evening.
5 to 10 cm of snowfall is forecast tonight with up to another 10 cm expected on Saturday. The highest amounts will occur over higher terrain. Weather conditions in the mountains can change suddenly, with the possibility of hazardous driving conditions.
Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions. ShiftIntoWinter.ca reminds drivers to know before you go. Adjust to winter driving behaviour and use winter tires and chains.