Snowfall advisory: Up to 5 cm in Metro Vancouver by Wednesday

Dec 27 2017, 1:25 am

Residents across Metro Vancouver can expect a second round of snow beginning Tuesday evening.

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for the region warning of another system that will bring moderate levels of snowfall. A frontal system coming from the Pacific is expected to make landfall at approximately 8 pm.

Total accumulations of up to 5 cm are possible through Wednesday afternoon.

This will be followed by another system arriving on Thursday, which could bring a mix of snow and rain. Between 2 to 5 cm could fall along the South Coast during Thursday’s system before it transitions into rain.

“Amounts will depend on how quickly the warm air advances and the timing of transition to rain. Additionally there is the possibility of freezing rain with the changeover,” reads the federal weather agency’s advisory.

“The public is advised that roads and walkways will become hazardous and that they should stay tuned for further updates and likely warnings.”

The forecast currently indicates that there is a continued chance of snowfall from Friday through New Year’s Eve.