Heavy snow on the way to Metro Vancouver and Fraser Valley

Here we go again. Environment Canada has issued a warning of snowfall for the lower mainland and warns of heavy snow from last night.

  • Metro Vancouver – Central including City of Vancouver, Burnaby and New Westminster
  • Metro Vancouver – North Shore including West Vancouver and North Vancouver
  • Metro Vancouver – Northeast including Coquitlam and Maple Ridge
  • Metro Vancouver – southeast including Surrey and Langley
  • Metro Vancouver – southwest including Richmond and Delta
  • Fraser Valley – Centrally Including Chilliwack
  • Fraser Valley – West including Abbotsford

According to the Weather Service, a storm system will move over the south coast tonight.

And because of the cold air we’ve experienced, this system will result in widespread snow that begins tonight and subsides Thursday morning.

“The current forecast suggests that there is a likelihood of widespread 5 to 10 cm of snow. However, there is potential for locally heavier amounts, especially over the Sunshine Coast, North Shore Mountains and parts of Vancouver Island. Most regions will see close to 5 cm accumulate rapidly within 3 to 6 hours during the night, when the snowfall will be most intense. “

The warning was issued as we are still dealing with an Arctic outflow warning with wind cooling values ​​of -20ºC.

Much of BC is still under weather warnings right now.

BC  weather forecast

Weather Forecast / Environment Canada

So when will these cold temperatures subside? According to Environment Canada, we could see things warming up a bit over the weekend.

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