The cold temperatures currently being felt in Prince Rupert are going to seem even a little bit colder as the day moves forward, with Environment Canada issuing a WIND WARNING for the North Coast.
The source of the shift in the winds is a Strong Arctic ridge of high pressure which is providing for outflow winds of 80 to 100 km/h through the day, with conditions expected to continue tonight before the winds abate on Friday afternoon.
Temperatures through the day will hover near the -1 mark, with an overnight low expected to be around -5.
The cold snap will be short lived with precipitation and warmer temperatures on the way for the weekend, though there is a chance of some snow and freezing rain on Friday afternoon as we transit from the cold front of the North to the moist pacific front.
|A Clear and Cold Thursday will give way to warmer and wetter conditions|
by the weekend as a Pacific front arrives on the North Coast
The rain and warmer temperatures are expected to remain with us into the next week.
For updates on the Wind Warning and other Weather notes see the Environment Canada Website.
More notes related to weather issues of the Northwest can be found on our archive page.