More snow, freezing rain, strong winds on the way for Metro Vancouver

Jan 17 2020, 7:33 am

Environment Canada has issued yet another special weather statement for Metro Vancouver, as a Pacific storm is expected to bring snow, freezing rain, and heavy winds to the region on Friday night.

The special weather statement is in effect for the following areas:

  • Metro Vancouver – central including the 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

The storm will arrive tonight with snow beginning in the late evening. As warmer air moves into the region the snow is forecast to eventually turn into rain through Saturday.

Environment Canada warns there is a chance this transition into warmer air could be delayed “resulting in higher snowfall amounts. It is also possible this transition will include a period of freezing rain.”

By midday Saturday “most areas of Metro Vancouver and the Sunshine Coast will have changed over to all rain.”