VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – Yet another reminder from Mother Nature that winter is nowhere near over after Environment Canada issued and cancelled a snowfall warning for Metro Vancouver within just a couple of hours on Saturday. However, a special weather statement is still in place for much of the South Coast.
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The agency says an area of low pressure will move over the region and as it leaves, a cold front will sweep in, bringing with it a blast of Arctic Air. “The potential for snow will continue on Sunday as conditions will remain cold and unsettled,” says Environment Canada in a statement.
That surge of Arctic Air will hang around for at least another day, ushering in the coldest air of the season for the inner South Coast. Daytime highs will struggle to top the freezing mark and overnight lows could approach -10 degrees.
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Here’s what it looks like outside our studios near Cambie and Broadway in #Vancouver. Fewer flakes, instead turning into small ice pellets. How is it where you are? #BCStorm pic.twitter.com/QpH5BvIMuk
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There is also a chance for wind warnings to be issued as well due to the outflow for southern sections of Metro Vancouver, Greater Victoria, Fraser Valley, and Howe Sound on Sunday.
It’s the same story for the Sea to Sky region where the cold front is expected to stick around for the upcoming work week with daytime highs sitting slightly above freezing and overnight lows will be closer to -10 degrees.
This weather means roads are going to be messy.
Drive BC has issued travel advisories for Highway 5 from Hope to Kamloops, warning that road conditions may change rapidly thanks to the wintry weather.