Environment Canada has issued a Snowfall Warning for the Quesnel and Williams Lake area. Up to 15 cm of snow, particularly for higher elevations, is forecast for the overnight and into late Wednesday morning. For communities such as Quesnel and Williams Lake, between 5 to 10 cm is forecast. The system is expected to move out Wednesday afternoon with snow changing to rain.
5 to 10 cm of snowfall will fall through Wednesday morning with 10 to 15 cm over higher elevations.
A Pacific frontal system is draped across the Chilcotin-Cariboo this evening. The system will remain nearly stationary tonight before retreating northwards Wednesday afternoon.
Temperatures will be near or just above freezing over valley bottom communities like Quesnel and Williams Lake, and snow will be wet with local accumulations from 5 to 10 cm. Elevations above about 800m, accumulations will be as much as 15 cm.
Precipitation will change to rain late Wednesday morning or early Wednesday afternoon.
Weather in the mountains can change suddenly resulting in hazardous driving conditions.
Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions. Prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions. https://shiftintowinter.ca/ reminds drivers to know before you go. Adjust to winter driving behaviour and use winter tires and chains.
Road conditions are available at http://www.drivebc.ca.
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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