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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for Fort Nelson and says Peace River North could see freezing rain Tuesday.

Tuesday afternoon, 10 to 15 cm of snow is predicted to fall south of Fort Nelson near Prophet River and along Highway 97. The snow should taper off overnight into Wednesday.

In the B.C. Peace, the forecast calls for a chance of freezing rain as the temperature is expected to fall throughout the day.

Northern parts of B.C. River North are the most likely to receive freezing rain overnight as the temperature drops to minus eight and the wind gusts to 50 km/h.

See the full weather warning for the Fort Nelson region below.

4:08 AM PST Tuesday 03 November 2020
Snowfall warning in effect for:

Snowfall with total amounts of 10 to 15 cm is expected.

Light snow will continue through much of the day morning across the Fort Nelson region. Later this afternoon, an advancing impulse will lead to increased snowfall rates. 10 to 15 cm of snow can be expected before snow tapers off overnight.

The swath of higher snowfall accumulations are expected to fall south of the city of Fort Nelson itself, impacting Highway 97, near Prophet River.

Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to BCstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #BCStorm.

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