FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – A rain and snow warning has been issued for the north and south Peace regions.

Beginning Wednesday morning until Friday morning, a mix of rain and snow will spread to B.C. Peace River regions and Fort Nelson.

Environment Canada says snow is more likely over higher terrain. As the temperature dips below freezing Wednesday evening, precipitation will transition to snow.

From Muncho Lake Park to Stone Mountain Park, snow will start near Tetsa River Wednesday morning and spread westward during the day. Snow will continue Wednesday night.

On Thursday, Environment Canada predicts that snow will be the main precipitation type, but the B.C. Peace River regions may receive a mix of snow and rain on Thursday afternoon.

The weather service says that snow accumulations will vary across the region. Some areas may receive nearly 20 cm of snow before the low-pressure system weakens Friday morning.

Environment Canada reminds residents to be prepared to adjust their driving with changing road conditions. Rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult in some locations. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow.

If visibility is reduced while driving, the weather service recommends that drivers turn on their lights and maintain a safe following distance.

They ask that residents continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to BCstorm@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports using #BCStorm.

Spencer Hall is a news reporter for energeticcity.ca and a recent graduate of the British Columbia Institute of Technology’s Radio Arts & Entertainment program. Growing up in Northwest B.C. made Spencer aware of the importance of local journalism, independent media, and reconciliation. In his spare time, you can find Spencer reading, playing video games, or at the FSJ dog park with his dog, Teddy.