B.C. expected to receive snow this weekend

It’s only September, but snow is set to fall on B.C. this weekend.

Environment Canada has issued special weather statements for the province’s southern Interior and northeast parts of the province.

The weather organization predicts snow will continue throughout the weekend.

Major roadways such as the Kootenay Pass, Coquihalla Highway, Okanagan Connector, Highway 3 and the Eagle and Rogers passes are expected to receive up to 15 centimetres by Saturday night.

Jonathan Bau, a senior meteorologist with Environment Canada told CBC news that travellers should be advised of winter driving conditions.

“It’s not unusual to see snow in September … but we are seeing below seasonal temperatures,” he added.

Drier conditions and seasonal temperatures should return early next week, according to Environment Canada.