The weather has been good to Williams Lake so far with little snow and no ice on the roads, even into December. Snowfall is expected over the next few days, however. (Photo by Patrick Davies)

Driving Conditions: Largely favourable, though snow is expected soon

The weather in the Cariboo is still relatively mild as we enter the second weekend of December.

It’s an overcast and chilly day here in Williams Lake this morning.

With the temperature hovering at -5 degrees Celsius currently, it’s expected to rise to a high of -2 with a chance of flurries throughout the day. Tonight its forecasted to be partly cloudy at -10 degrees Celsius while Sunday will be mainly cloudy with a high of -1 with snow expected Sunday night and throughout Monday and Tuesday.

Today the wind is primarily coming from the southeast at 20 km/h bringing a windchill of -11. Sunday morning will see gusts of wind from the southeast at 40 km/h gusting up to 60 km/h bringing a wind chill of -21 dying down to -8 in the afternoon.

Along highway 20 drivebc.ca is warning of compact snow between Olsen Dr and Kappan Mt Rd for a 118.3 km, 16 km east of Bella Coola to Anahim Lake. In addition, drivers are advised to watch for slippery sections between Stum Lake Rd. and Puntzi Airport for 50 km.

In and around Williams Lake, beyond the highway 97 construction, no adverse road conditions or delays have been reported as of the publication of this article.

All in all, not a bad winter weekend for driving, though drivers should still proceed with extra caution on the roads, especially with more snow expected in the near future.



patrick.davies@wltribune.com

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