Warm temperatures are on the horizon according to Environment Canada after many residents took to shoveling their sidewalks of snow Thursday morning.
“We are seeing temperatures finally returning to average values for this time of year by the end of the weekend and into early next week,” said meteorologist Bobby Sekhon.
“For example, our normal high for this time of year is plus six and Monday’s high is plus five.”
Sekhon said there will be another round of light snow tonight and that by early this morning they had seen about 6 centimeters of the white stuff in Williams Lake.
“We do have a shift in the pattern where we’re seeing warmer air coming into place replacing that cold air that’s been in place for some time,” Sekhon said.
“With that happening, we also have another weather system sliding down the coast early next week as well, and with that, there will be some precipitation in the Cariboo on Monday however we’re just looking at a pretty good chance of rain or flurries at this point.”
With five vehicular incidents within the past six hours Thursday morning in Williams Lake, RCMP are reminding motorists to slow down.