Environment Canada has issued a wind warning for Howe Sound. Expect very strong outflow winds tonight in the region.
“Outflow winds of 70 km per hour with gusts to 90 km per hour will develop through Howe Sound as an arctic airmass settles over the interior of BC,” the agency says. Winds will diminish below warning criteria on Wednesday morning but will remain brisk for the remainder of this week.
The agency cautions that winds may toss loose objects or cause tree branches to break, and drivers may expect hazardous driving conditions on highways. Winter weather is also on the way for Southern BC with temperatures starting to drop from tomorrow. Daytime highs will hover around 8C, while night temperatures will dip to -2 C and -3 C at night.
A special weather statement is also in effect for Coquihalla Highway. Anywhere from 5 to 10 cm of snow is expected near Coquihalla Summit and Allison Pass. Over Coquihalla Highway – Hope to Merritt, and Highway 3 – Hope to Princeton via Allison Pass, total snowfall amounts near 5 to 15 cm are possible by late tonight.
“A slow-moving arctic front will bring lowering freezing levels and the first snow of the season to the Southern Interior highway passes. A low pressure system from the coast will spread more snow late today and tonight,” the agency says.