After late night showers, Cariboo roads in and around Williams Lake are slippery in many places.
In the lakecity itself, its a positively balmy day for December with a mix of sun and clouds and a projected high of 5 degrees Celsius, though with the wind it feels like 2 degrees Celsius. The night is expected to go down to 1 C with a millimetre of rain expected at some point throughout the day.
This warm spell is expected to last throughout the weekend with tomorrow seeing a high of 5 C again throughout a mostly sunny day. Temperatures are not expected to fall consistently below zero until Christmas Eve while snow is only expected on Thursday, Dec. 20 at the time of publication.
Driving conditions outside of Williams Lake are more appropriate for the winter season. Between the start of Highway 20 and Grouse Road near Bella Coola, compacted snow is making driving conditions slippery along a 19.6 km stretch of highway. This compacted now on Highway 20 is also making stretches of road slippery for 125 km between Puntzi Airport Road, 43 km west of Williams Lake.
Also along Highway 20 close to Williams Lake driving conditions are unfavourable between Stack Valley Road and Highway 97. As always, drivers should proceed with caution in any adverse conditions.
While the weather may not be in the Christmas Spirit, the comfortable driving conditions Williams Lake has been enjoying has been a welcome gift.