02/21/2013 17:52 EST | Updated 04/23/2013 05:12 EDT

Stormy B.C. weather on Friday makes way for calmer Saturday

Steady Friday rain and strong winds are expected along B.C.'s South Coast, before the sun breaks out on Saturday. Southwesterly winds will pick up to 50 to 60 km/h.

On Thursday, 5 cm of snow is expected to fall on the Coquihalla Highway between Hope and Merritt. At least 15 cm more is expected on Friday, CBC Meteorologist Johanna Wagstaffe reports.

Watch Johanna's local weather reports on CBC News Vancouver at 5, 5:30 & 6 and also on CBC News Vancouver at 11.