Once residents and road crews finish cleaning up from Thursday’s unexpected snowfall, there is no snow in sight in the weather forecast for Williams Lake for the next week, according to Environment Canada.
Daytime temperatures will remain between -2C and -4C throughout the weekend, with a mix of sun and cloud. Christmas Day will see a high of -6C and a low of -15C.
On Thursday, Dec. 19, 15 cm of snow fell in the evening over the lakecity, leaving roads slippery and snow-covered.
On Friday and, still into Saturday, DriveBC is warning motorists that heavy snowfall is occurring and expected to continue through the day for many routes in southwest B.C.
“Consider alternate plans if travelling in southwest B.C. via Highway 1, 3, 5, 5A and 97C and Highway 1 east of Sicamous to Alberta,” states DriveBC Saturday morning.
For the Cariboo, conditions are compact snow with slippery section for most area roads.
Environment Canada’s historical data for Williams Lake in the month of November shows the total snow amount was 3.6 cm, while total rain was 17.6 mm. The average temperature was -1.3C.