Heavy snow is currently falling across most areas of Metro Vancouver, prompting Environment Canada to issue the day’s second snowfall warning.
According to the federal weather agency’s warning issued at 10:04 pm, about 5 cm of accumulation is expected by 10 am Sunday, with greater accumulations likely for higher elevation areas.
Rainfall this evening transitioned into snow after cold arctic air flooded the region earlier, and this frigid air is here to stay this week.
By late Sunday morning, conditions will become clearer for a mix of sun and cloud throughout the remainder of the day.
However, unlike Saturday morning’s snowfall, the new overnight snow will stick around for a few days due to the expected extended period of cold temperatures.
It will reach no more than 2°C during the daytime and -6°C overnight on Sunday, and this means significant melting anytime soon is unlikely.
Temperatures will continue to remain cold throughout the week, hovering at the freezing mark during the daytime and dipping several degrees below zero at night. A chance of snow will return Wednesday through the coming weekend
Road conditions could be dangerous in the morning; drivers are advised to slow down, exercise caution, and allow for extra travel time. Consider using public transit instead.
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