UPDATE Saturday April 27: Snow has fallen along Hwy 16 West of Prince George and within the Pine Pass region. Drive carefully! The temperature will rise late this afternoon.
A low pressure system will move across BC today and into Alberta tonight. As the system passes to the south, a cool northeast wind will develop causing rain to change to snow. Snowfall accumulations of 2 to 5 cm are expected with the higher amounts near the Rockies. Near 10 cm is forecast for Tumbler Ridge.
Thunderstorms are still possible for the Prince George region late this afternoon. Light snow begins after midnight as the temperature drops down to minus 8.
Last year on April 26, Prince George reached a high of plus 21 at the airport. So far this April, we’ve only had a few days of warm weather reaching a high of 16, which was early last week.
Rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult over some locations.
Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions. Prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions. If visibility is reduced while driving, turn on your lights and maintain a safe following distance.
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.