UPDATE: Below is the correct information for the McGregor region, east of Prince George. We posted earlier that 40 cm was for Mackenzie and Williston region and that was incorrect.
McGregor region: Hazardous winter conditions are expected...
30 to 40 centimetres of snow will fall by Sunday evening as a Pacific low pressure system moves across northern B.C.
A warm front associated with the low pressure system will mark the start of the heavy snowfall Saturday morning. The flow of moisture will remain directed at the McGregor region through Sunday. The passage of the cold front on Sunday evening will mark the end of the heavy snow.
For those travelling this weekend we have a few weather warnings to let you know about…
First, for those travelling along Highway 97 north of Prince George into the Pine Pass and BC North, 15 to 40 cm of heavy snow is expected. Most of the snow will fall Saturday night beginning around the McGregor region dumping up to 40 cm of snow by end of Sunday.
Snowfall, with total amounts of 15 to 40 cm is expected depending on the area. Keep in mind that because this is being issued Friday afternoon the forecast could change by the time Saturday evening roles around. We will update this story with new information on Saturday morning.
Storm moves to the Peace…
This same system will move into the BC Peace Region. 15 to 20 cm is expected therefore yet another warning has been issued. For Prince George, temperatures are going to warm up this weekend, however snow mixed with rain is forecast for Saturday night and Sunday. No warnings for Prince George.
Environment Canada Details…
Up to 20 centimetres of snow is expected by midday Sunday as a low pressure system moves across northern B.C. Higher accumulations for the McGregor area.
Snow will begin to fall at its heaviest late in the day on Saturday and will ease midday Sunday as the low moves into Alberta.
Prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions.
Weather in the mountains can change suddenly resulting in hazardous driving conditions.