A child walks back up a hill past a snowman while sledding at Burnaby Mountain Park, in Burnaby, B.C., on Sunday, January 24, 2021. Environment Canada issued a snowfall alert for the south coast, with 2 to 15 cm of snow expected between Sunday and Monday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
More snow, heavy winds expected across B.C.: Environment Canada
Snow is expected to intensify over the Trans-Canada Highway Eagle Pass to Rogers Pass
Environment Canada is warning travellers to be prepared and drive carefully as heavy snowfall is expected on highways in southern British Columbia.
According to the agency snow is expected increase over the Trans-Canada Highway Eagle Pass through Rogers Pass. It is expected that this will continue until Monday night.
According to the weather office, the northern B.C. The weather office says the northern B.C. will see heavy snowfall of up to 20 cm over Teslin, Cassiar Mountains, Watson Lake and Watson Lake. While the snowfall on the central and north coasts could reach 50 cm.
It is expected that snowfall will intensify tonight, and continue through Sunday. Snowfall of up to 50cm is also possible over the Sea to Sky Corridor.
Environment Canada predicts that the approaching Pacific frontal system could produce strong winds of upto 70 km/h in East Vancouver Island, Metro Vancouver and other areas. However, conditions are expected be to improve overnight.
The Environment Canada says that lower winds will bring more warm air into the region, which will increase the chance of flurries overnight.
The Canadian Press
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