Up to 5 cms of snow in the forecast for Metro Vancouver on Tuesday

Feb 19 2019, 3:20 am

After a short Family Day weekend reprieve from the frigid weather conditions of the past week, it appears Metro Vancouver is on the verge of experiencing another big dose of snowfall.

Earlier this morning, Environment Canada issued a special weather statement for the region for Tuesday, with up to 5 cms of snowfall expected for Metro Vancouver’s western sections (Vancouver, Burnaby, Richmond, North Shore) and between 5 cm and 10 cm for the lower Fraser Valley.

A frontal system will cross the South Coast on Tuesday, bringing snow just in time for the tail-end of the morning commute. It is likely the snowfall will become mixed with rain in the afternoon, particularly near the water and over lower elevations.

Areas further inland, including the lower Fraser Valley, may see snow persist Tuesday night.

Another two days of sunny conditions will begin on Wednesday from a ridge of high pressure, but another frontal system will move onto the South Coast on Friday with the potential for more wet snow and rain.

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