Vancouver Weather: Alert in effect for snow or freezing rain

VANCOUVER, B.C. –  It looks like Friday will be the final day of this long stretch of sunny but frosty weather in Metro Vancouver before a week of rain begins. Environment Canada says Friday will be mainly sunny and cold with a high of 3 C. The federal weather agency has posted a special weather statement for tonight and Saturday, as there is a chance of wet snow or freezing rain.

The agency says a ridge of high pressure that gave the south coast a cool, sunny stretch of weather this week is starting to retreat, and a weak Pacific weather system will reach the South Coast tonight.

While some areas may see wet snow falling, Environment Canada meteorologists say it is unlikely to stick around, and will turn into rain later Saturday.

Over inland sections of Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley that are sheltered from outflow winds, temperatures could drop below zero tonight resulting in pockets of freezing rain.

Sunday looks rainy with a high of 6 C. The wet weather is expected to continue through until at east Thursday.


Weather: Vancouver, B.C.

Today: Mainly sunny. High 3 C. UV index 1 or low.

Tonight: Becoming cloudy this evening. Periods of rain or wet snow beginning overnight. Risk of freezing rain inland overnight. Low zero.

Tomorrow: Periods of rain ending near noon then cloudy, with a 40 per cent chance of drizzle. Rain or wet snow early in the morning. Becoming partly cloudy late in the afternoon. High 4 C.

Source: Environment Canada


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