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Pacific storm forecasted for this weekend in B.C., may impact holiday travellers

12/20/2014 12:51 EST | Updated 02/18/2015 05:59 EST
A Pacific storm will sweep through the province this weekend and may have an impact on travellers during this busy holiday season. 

The storm is forecasted to begin pushing a warm front inland around midnight, bringing with it plenty of precipitation, snow and high winds in parts of B.C.. 

Environment Canada has issued wind and rainfall warnings for parts for the province. 

Metro Vancouver will receive up to 70 mm of rain by Saturday evening as will parts of the south coast, eastern Vancouver Island and the Fraser Valley, Environment Canada said.

CBC meteorologist Johanna Wagstaffe says temperatures will get into the double digits for Vancouver this weekend, but the alpine levels of Whistler should continue to see snow. 

Environment Canada also says highway passes in B.C.'s Interior are forecasted to get significant snowfall, with about 10 to 15 cm at Coquihalla and Allison passes and higher amounts of 15 to 20 cm at the Kootenay Pass. The Rogers Pass will get a lesser amount of 5 to 10 cm.

​ BC Hydro also tweeted the south Coast and Vancouver Island should be for outages due to high winds. 

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