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Summer snow forecast in northern parts of B.C.

Don't leave your car or truck parked on a city street when the snow starts falling.
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August 16, 2019 - 4:52 PM

It may not be the sunniest summer weekend in the Thompson Okanagan, but at least it doesn’t feel like winter.

That can’t be said in parts of northern B.C. where snow is expected.

“An unseasonably cold Arctic airmass will descend upon Yukon and northern B.C. beginning Saturday,” reads a weather warning from Environment Canada.

“Rain near the Yukon-B.C. border will likely become mixed with snow beginning Saturday evening as temperatures approach the freezing mark. The potential for wet snow will persist until midday Monday."

Snowfall accumulations are possible, particularly along the highest sections of the Alaska highway between Fort Nelson and Watson Lake including near Summit Pass.

The highest likelihood of accumulating snow will be overnight Saturday into Sunday morning when road surface temperatures approach zero degrees Celsius. Temperatures will return to normal beginning on Tuesday.

If you're travelling there, motorists are advised to prepare for the potential of snow and slippery road conditions and are encouraged to check road conditions on DriveBC and www.511yukon.ca before heading out.

 


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