We are only two days into December and snow is now in the forecast. Parts of Vancouver could be seeing some flakes heading into the weekend.
Both The Weather Network and Environment Canada call for rain or snow as early as Friday night and into Saturday.
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Temperatures are forecast to hit close to freezing on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
While The Weather Network only shows snow in the forecast for Saturday, Environment Canada suggests we could see periods of rain or snow on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
At a BC Emergency Management press conference on Thursday afternoon, Environment Canada Meteorologist Armel Castellan suggested that BC was heading into a period of more seasonal weather, with the weekend snow event being a “little bit of a blip.”
“We are looking very closely at Sunday night into Monday, which has a better chance of bringing snow particularly to the east side of Vancouver Island, but Howe Sound, Metro Vancouver, the Fraser Valley, the south end of Vancouver Island as well are definitely in those crosshairs,” he said.
The news comes just a day after parts of BC saw temperature records broken for warmth.
On Thursday afternoon, Environment Canada released a special weather statement warning of the potential for wet snow overnight Friday and Saturday morning.