Break out the parkas, British Columbia, the winter weather is back.
Environment Canada issued special weather statements for a wide swath of the province on Wednesday, warning “a cold spell is forecast for most of B.C.”
Arctic air is forecast to arrive in the province starting late Friday.
The national weather and climate agency forecast that temperatures on the South Coast will drop to five to 10 C below normal.
Temperatures in the Central and Southern Interior are forecast to plunge even further, dropping to 10 to 20 C below what is normal this time of year.