A mix of rain, snow, high winds and winter storms will kick off the New Year for British Columbians. Winter storm warnings are in effect for the central and north coasts, Howe Sound, Whistler, Squamish and the Sea to Sky area, with between 25 and 50 centimeters of snow forecast. The discharge will intensify on Saturday evening and subside on Sunday evening, according to Environment Canada. Here are the temperature readings for that hour… #BCWeather pic.twitter.com/E0lFpGlj45— Mark Madryga (@MMadryga) January 1, 2022 The story continues under the ad Snowfall warnings have been issued for the Peace region River, Williston, Teslin, Watson Lake and the Cassiar Mountains on Saturday as a storm moves through southeastern Yukon and the northern interior of British Columbia. These areas can expect snowfall of between 6 and 10 cm which decreases overnight, said Envi Residents of the east coast of Vancouver Island and the Metro Vancouver area are advised to be careful to strong winds of 70 kilometers per hour – with gusts up to 90 km / h – which could break tree branches or throw loose objects. Trends As temperatures rise in Vancouver, Environment Canada adds, precipitation could cause snow to melt rapidly on the ground. 0: 50 Dash Cam captures questionable Vancouver driving in snow conditions Dash Cam captures questionable Vancouver driving in snow conditions. Kootenay, Shuswap and Columbia Lake regions. The story continues under the advertisement Between 20 and 40 cm of snow could fall in these areas between Saturday and Monday. The Fraser Canyon could see up to 50cm. East Vancouver also waits between five and six inches. Extreme cold warnings remain in only two parts of the province – Yoho-Kootenay Park and Elk Valley, which could see wind chill values of minus 35 on Saturday. Temperatures should moderate in the afternoon. Conditions have affected road safety in several areas of the province. On Saturday, the Department of Transportation advised against non-essential travel on portions of Highways 3, 16, 37 and 37A, and limited the weight of vehicles allowed on Highway 99 between Pemberton and Lillooet. The city of Vancouver has also extended its own weather alert until January 3, which means warming centers will remain open. alert until January 3. The warm-up centers remain open and we encourage anyone who sleeps outdoors or in the cold during the day to visit one of these centers. ➡️https: //t.co/5rI5BVPYgd pic.twitter.com/3Kuvs21Fsf— City of Vancouver (@CityofVancouver) January 1, 2022 © 2022 Global News, a division of Corus Entertainment Inc.