BC Road Report: Possible snow on Hwy 3, Coquihalla

Even though it’s halfway through spring, drivers traveling between British Columbia’s Lower Mainland and the interior were advised on Friday to watch out for snow on their route.

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement indicating that there is a possibility of snow showers over higher elevation mountain passes, such as on the Coquihalla Highway between Hope and Kamloops.

The advisory also included Highway 3 from Hope to Princeton via Allison Pass and from Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass. These showers could start late Friday afternoon and last until Saturday evening, according to the advisory.

“Snow levels will remain at or below mountain pass levels in southern British Columbia throughout the weekend,” the Environment Canada advisory said.

“A disturbance approaching the south coast will cross the southern interior this evening and leave the region late Saturday. Snow accumulations are expected but will vary depending on location.”

In Metro Vancouver, moderate temperatures will keep precipitation in the form of rain, according to Environment Canada forecasts. From Friday to Sunday, the highs are expected to remain stable at 11°C, with the lows not falling below 5°C.

There is a 30% chance of showers most of Friday and Saturday, but it will drop to 40% from Saturday evening to Sunday.

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