Environment Canada is advising everyone to bundle up in the Bulkley Valley and Lakes District as we ring in the new year.
Mixed skies are expected with some sunshine for New Years Eve Day.
Meteorologist Brian Proctor said the temperatures are starting to moderate.
“We’ll probably see a high of around minus 21, tonight it will be clouding over and now will begin this evening in the Smithers area and a little later in Burns Lake and associated with that snow for both areas we’ll likely see temperatures steadying at minus 20 in both communities,” he said.
Proctor added that it is expected to warm up over the weekend for Smithers and Burns Lake.
He also said with the snow that is expected it will warm up the two regions but it won’t last long.
“With that snow coming in we’re going to be warming things up on the weekend and as we start moving into the first work week in January watch for temperatures to really cool down again,” Proctor said.
Environment Canada is reminding anyone heading out into the cold to dress in layers if possible and for those driving to carry a winter emergency kit.