Update: Weather Warning has ended for the Prince George area.
Environment Canada has issued a Weather Warning for the Prince George region only beginning late this afternoon, early evening. While 10 cm of snow usually doesn’t call for a warning, it’s the freezing rain and rising temperatures that are of concern.
Currently the temperature at the airport is sitting at minus 6. Later this afternoon 5 cm of heavy snow is expected for Prince George. Late this evening and during the overnight snow is expected to change to freezing rain as the temperature rises to minus 2 by morning with an additional 5 cm of snow/rain mixed.
On Wednesday the forecast suggests more freezing rain as the system moves up to the BC Peace Region for early morning. Freezing rain is forecast for the Pine Pass and northern BC with no significant snow accumulations for the BC Peace. Temperatures are on the rise for one day this week and then the BC Peace will go back to the deep freeze. Here in Prince George, the new snow will melt by Friday due to rising temperatures.
Drive safe through the Pine Pass!
Environment Canada Details…
A frontal system approaching the BC interior will spread 10 to 15 cm of snow to parts of the central and northern interior by Wednesday morning.
Snow will begin falling this afternoon and intensify in the evening. The snow will ease Wednesday morning as the Frontal System moves to the northeast.