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Dangerous winds, snow and rain to blast British Columbia

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Saturday, February 15, 2014, 7:49 PM -

Residents across British Columbia are being told to hold on to their toques Saturday, as a series of Pacific storms make their way into the province

Rain and snow will be in the mix, but forecasters say the biggest threat with these storms will be the powerful winds. 

"Southeast winds from 70 to 100 km/h over the North Coast Saturday morning will spread to the South Coast late in the afternoon with the first storm," says Environment Canada. "Westerly winds from 60 to 80 km/h will develop behind the storm [Saturday] evening."

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EC has issued wind warnings to that effect, including for Metro Vancouver and Greater Victoria. The agency says it will likely keep them in place into Sunday. 

Meanwhile, snow will continue Saturday night through Sunday for the Interior, with Whistler seeing up to 60 cm of snowfall by Monday morning.

RELATED: Forecasters warn of 'damaging' winds in coastal B.C.

Rainfall will be heavy at times in South Coast through Monday morning. 

Be sure to check back for regular updates, as a wet and unsettled weather pattern will persist in B.C. for much of the week.

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