Hold onto your hats, the wind is coming.
Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for a few areas in the B.C. Interior.
The active #BCstorm pattern continues with alerts being added to the S Coast & Central Interior for Friday's storm. The stormy pattern continues this weekend w/ more strong winds & heavy rain. #BattenDownTheHatches #BuildTheArk Latest alerts here: https://t.co/bjoE5oGcgz pic.twitter.com/hGFjG33JvM— ECCC Weather British Columbia (@ECCCWeatherBC) December 13, 2018
“A very intense cold front is forecast to move across the southwest interior tonight,” says the alert. “South to southwest winds gusting up to 90 km/h will develop this evening.”
While the strongest winds will be mostly for higher elevations and mountain passes, the Okanagan Valley is still expected to see gusts between 70 and 80 km/h.
They’ll last throughout the night and start to diminish on Saturday morning, but the windows could be rattling a bit while you try to sleep tonight.
One positive is that it’s not colder and there’s no snow on the ground, as the high is a balmy 8°C today and it’ll stay well above 0°C overnight.