A major change in the upper atmospheric weather pattern across western North America means it’s going to get colder and there’s a chance of snow on the way for B.C.’s South Coast.
Global BC meteorologist Mark Madryga says while it will be raining across the B.C. South Coast for most of the weekend, the colder air will begin to surge southwards starting Saturday night.
For the South Coast, the lower temperatures on Sunday will combine with some low pressure just off the coast, leading to a chance of flurries in the mix, especially at higher elevations.
Madryga says the time frame that remains on close watch is Sunday night through Monday morning, when parts of the South Coast, including Metro Vancouver could have localized accumulations due to flurries. However, Madryga said the likelihood of any significant accumulation is very low.
By Monday afternoon through Tuesday and Wednesday, much colder and dry air will follow. Temperatures by Tuesday will fall to close to -30 degrees in the Central Interior and to between -10 and -15 in the Southern Interior. Some South Coastal areas will experience temperatures down to -6, which would be the lowest readings since the first week of January.
A strong incoming weather system moving across B.C. next Wednesday night and Thursday means more snow could be on the way so stay tuned.
For a full look at the weather report around B.C., check out our SkyTracker weather app.
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