People travelling B.C.’s mountain passes are being warned of heavy snow in the day ahead.
On Highway 3, from Hope to Princeton on Allison Pass, the Coquihalla, from Hope to Merritt, and the Sea to Sky Highway, snowfall of anywhere from 10 to 20 centimetres is expected between Friday night and Saturday morning.
Storms will be hitting both coastal and interior mountain ranges.
“Another frontal system will move onshore tonight and across the interior on Saturday,” Environment Canada said in a Friday statement.
“Flurries will begin this evening and become snow, at times heavy, overnight. Snow gradually eases to flurries midday Saturday.”
Those driving the Sea to Sky Highway will face an intense frontal trough that will bring snow to inland areas of the south coast Friday night. It’s expected to get heavier overnight with conditions improving Saturday morning as the system exits the region.
This warmer-than-normal water affects the jet stream and weather patterns around the planet and often leads to milder and less snowy winters in Canada.
— with files Anthony Farnell