Up to 30 cm of snow possible for parts of the Fraser Valley by tonight

Jan 11 2018, 5:08 pm

Don’t let yesterday’s relatively nicer weather fool you.

Winter is still very much alive and well in the Lower Mainland, and a weather advisory from Environment Canada is further proof of that.

In a statement Thursday morning, the agency said an Arctic front over the eastern Fraser Valley will reach Chilliwack this morning and then stall.

Meanwhile, an approaching Pacific storm will spread moisture to the Fraser Valley this morning, as well.

“The colder airmass over Hope and Chilliwack combined with the overriding moisture will produce significant snowfall over the area with the potential for freezing rain,” the advisory says.

“Total snow accumulations of 20 to 30 cm are forecast before the snow tapers off to a few flurries late tonight.”

However, Environment Canada said more snow is expected on Friday as another weather system arrives.

Travellers are encouraged to consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve, as “rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult over some locations.”

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