Heavy rainfall warning continues for Metro Vancouver, chance of snow this weekend

Dec 19 2017, 8:57 pm

Another heavy rainfall warning has gone into effect for Metro Vancouver, with as much as 70 mm in thee forecast for parts of Metro Vancouver.

According to Environment Canada, up to 25 mm is expected for the city, with additional heavier amounts of 40 mm in the Fraser Valley tonight and an additional 30 mm for the North Shore mountains.

This could lead to localized flooding in low-lying areas where drains are clogged or the ground is saturated and unable to absorb anymore water.

On Friday, more rain is expected during the early hours of the morning but it could transition into clear skies later in the day before another system arrives. This will coincide with the arrival of the arctic cold front, which could bring significant new snow to the North Shore Mountains and Whistler.

Snowfall in Vancouver on Saturday morning is also a possibility with the moisture system mixing in with freezing temperatures. Clear and sunny skies are in the forecast for most of Saturday, but it will gradually become colder throughout the day, reaching a low of -4°C by evening.

Similar sunny and sub-zero conditions are expected for Sunday followed by another chance of snow on Monday.

Another frontal system mid-week could bring more heavy rain to Vancouver.


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