Quesnel was hit with unseasonably October snowfall earlier this week. More is on the way on Sunday, Oct. 25 and Monday, Oct. 26, and Quesnel and North Cariboo are under a winter storm warning. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel was hit with unseasonably October snowfall earlier this week. More is on the way on Sunday, Oct. 25 and Monday, Oct. 26, and Quesnel and North Cariboo are under a winter storm warning. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

UPDATE: Winter storm warning ends for Quesnel

10-20 cm of snow and freezing rain was expected to start Sunday night

UPDATE:

The winter storm warning for Cariboo – north ended just before 11:00 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 26.

While the freezing rain and ice pellets did not fall on Quesnel, there was a substantial amount of snow greeting motorists driving to work on Monday morning.

The forecast for Quesnel is calling for rain and temperatures above five degrees every other day this week.

Original Story:

If unseasonably cold temperatures aren’t enough, Quesnel residents should prepare for another hit of winter in October.

Environment Canada has put North Cariboo under a winter storm warning for Sunday, Oct. 25 and Monday, Oct. 26.

“A frontal system will move across central and northern parts of the Interior today through Monday morning,” the warning reads. “Snow associated with this system is expected to start late today. The snow will change to ice pellets mixed with freezing rain overnight. Snowfall amounts of 10 to 20 centimetres are expected by Monday morning. As the front moves eastwards, the freezing rain or ice pellets are expected to ease on Monday morning.”

Environment Canada warns the freezing rain and snow combination will make driving dangerous on Monday morning.

In addition to snow and rain, wind gusts of up to 50 km/h are expected during the storm.

Temperatures are expected to improve above freezing in Quesnel later in the week, but with more rain on the way.

Williams Lake is not under the warning but could get up to nine centimetres of snow between Sunday and Monday.

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