Weather warning: Vancouver set for wintery blast today

Nov 2 2017, 9:55 pm

The special weather statement in effect for Metro Vancouver has been updated with the promise of wintery weather for parts of the Lower Mainland and the rest of BC.

“Modified arctic air making its way toward the South Coast will result in gusty outflow winds developing over inland areas,” Environment Canada warns.

“Precipitation will initially start off as rain and snow levels will gradually fall through the day. The cooler air will begin to settle over the higher terrain of the Lower Mainland later this afternoon.”

While snow is expected across the region, exactly how much white stuff falls will depend on your location. The warning predicts that Whistler Blackcomb could receive as much as 15 cm through tonight, while parts of the Fraser Valley and Howe Sound could expect up to 5 cm.

As for the Lower Mainland, those at higher elevations could expect to see a few centimetres as we move into Thursday night, while there’s a chance that the rest of us might even wake up to some wintery flurries on Friday morning if conditions remain the same.

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