After a week of Arctic Outflow Winds for the Northwest, Prince Rupert and the North Coast will begin to see some warming conditions over the weekend, with the temperatures finally migrating above the 0 degree mark by Sunday.
That will lead to a return to the more familiar clouds and rain, though we get to that point with some challenging conditions to come mixed with snow through the weekend as temperatures fluctuate above and below the freezing mark.
Friday night and Saturday could see the Prince Rupert and area residents getting some last work out of their shovels, with the potential for up to 15 cm by Saturday night.
The arrival of warmer Pacific air to push out the last of the cold air will bring the rain and boost temperatures to 6 by Monday.
As the temperatures begin to climb, residents with storm drains adjacent to the property may want to keep an eye on them to ensure that they can drain the fast melting snow without an impediments.
Things will however still be challenging for the Terrace/Kitimat area, with both communities now under a Blizzard warning as of Friday afternoon.
Strong winds will push arriving snow towards near zero visibility later tonight and into Saturday. With both communities then facing the potential for heavy snow into Sunday.
You can access updated weather information from the Environment Canada website.
As the weather arrives on the North Coast and on into the Skeena and Bulkley Valleys you can find out the latest road conditions from the Drive BC Website and Twitter feed.
For a glimpse of the road ahead through the weekend see our archive of Highway cameras along the Highway 16 corridor here.
For more notes on past weather events on the North Coast see our archive page here.
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