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B.C.: Lingering snow on Sunday as temperatures begin to rebound

Saturday, September 28th 2019, 8:11 pm - High elevation snow prompts special weather statements across parts of British Columbia for this weekend.

With a high-impact fall snowstorm targetting parts of the western Prairies this weekend, early winter weather won't completely spare British Columbia either. While the bulk of the chilly weather will taper off by Sunday, gusting winds and lingering snowfall remainf for some. Details and timing, below.


WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Lingering snowfall into Sunday afternoon across the southern Interior and Rockies
  • Temperatures return to seasonal
  • Stay up-to-date on the ALERTS in your area

WATCH BELOW: SNOWFALL TIMING

Neighbouring Alberta is in the thick of a long-duration snowfall event that will bring some very hefty snowfall totals to the province's southwest, particularly the foothills and high mountains.

Most of British Columbia won't get the same kind of extreme totals that forecasters are expecting next door, travel in the mountains will continue to be slightly difficult on Sunday, where special weather statements and snowfall warnings are in effect.

The snow level remains near 1000 metres and the snowfall warning for Highway 3 - Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass states that this region can expect an additional 5 to 15 cm by Sunday. By the time this storm tapers off the total snowfall accumulation could approach 50 cm.

Aside from the snow, the winds will make for an even more difficult experience, thanks to developing outflow that will lead to gusty conditions across the south.

WATCH BELOW: WIND GUST TIMING

Some lingering snowfall will continue into Sunday afternoon across the southern Interior and Rockies, while the Okanagan region from Kelowna to Osoyoos will continue to see scattered rain showers right at sea-level.

Freezing levels between 1000-1500 metres will keep snow through some of the mountain passes right into Sunday night, with temperatures on the cool side.

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"It's important to keep in mind that the South Coast, Vancouver Island and much of central and northern B.C. will see a mostly sunny and clear weekend, although with temperatures still below seasonal values," adds Weather Network meteorologist Kelly Sonnenburg.

WATCH BELOW: BRITISH COLUMBIA ACTUALLY TIPS ABOVE SEASONAL THIS FALL

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