by Lone Sheep Publishing on Saturday January 28 2023
Baby, it’s about to get very cold outside.
Environment Canada has issued a Special Weather Statement for much of BC as a cold spell is forecasted for most of the province.
“Arctic air will spread throughout BC (Saturday) bringing a major shift in temperature from our mild January,” the Environment Canada statement said.
“Temperatures will be 5 to 10 degrees colder than normal for this time of the year in the central and southern interior of BC.”
Environment Canada said a short period of gusty winds will accompany the cold air’s arrival through the interior and may combine with snow leading to a brief period of blowing snow.
Environment Canada said normal temperatures are expected to return to the province by mid next week.
Saturday, Environment Canada is calling for possible snow with a wind chill of minus 7 C.
The low for Saturday night is minus 10C with a high of minus 4C Sunday.
Temperature will drop to minus 12C Sunday and slowing warming but remaining in the minus C range for most of the week.