|All of the Highway 16 corridor and points North and South will|
be under an Arctic Front starting Friday overnight
Northwest BC, including the Prince Rupert and coastal sections of the North Coast are in store for another blast from the Arctic, with Environment Canada issuing a Special Weather Statement this evening advising that the temperatures are set to shift from our Mild January to a colder vibe come overnight Friday.
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So far the temperature range to come isn't quite the same as we faced in December in Prince Rupert, which wreaked no shortage of havoc with the city's waterlines.
For much of the week ahead, the oncoming push from the North will deliver sunny skies and temperatures above Zero in the daytime, with lows from -5 to -10 in the evening for the Prince Rupert area.
Further inland beyond Rainbow Summit will see colder temperatures in place as the Arctic cold settles, with Terrace/Kitimat expecting lows down to minus 11 over the weekend, Smithers will drop even further with Lows down to minus 20.
Complicating the approaching weather will be strong outflow winds that will add to wind chill values across the region.
Only Haida Gwaii has been spared across the Highway 16 corridor when it comes to the Special Weather Statement.
You can keep up with any changes to the forecast from the Environment Canada website.
Past weather event notes can be explored from our archive page.