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More snow possible for Vancouver and Lower Mainland Thursday following cold spell

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WATCH: Up to 8 cm of snow overnight created commuter chaos and school closures across Metro Vancouver. Reporter Jill Bennett and Meteorologist Mark Madryga explain what else to expect in the forecast this week.

Residents in Vancouver and the Fraser Valley woke up to a wintery blast of snow on Monday, with areas receiving about 10 to 12 centimetres at lower elevations and up to 20 centimetres at higher elevations.

The snow affected the morning commute, affecting traffic, buses, causing delays on the SkyTrain and ferries and closing some schools.

READ MORE: Snow falls across Vancouver, Lower Mainland, snarling morning commute

It looks like another blast is on the way later this week.

Ben & Sam Allard building a snowman and a fort on Cambie Street in Vancouver Monday morning. Credit: Chris Allard.
Ben & Sam Allard building a snowman and a fort on Cambie Street in Vancouver Monday morning. Credit: Chris Allard.
Ben & Sam Allard building a snowman and a fort on Cambie Street in Vancouver Monday morning. Credit: Chris Allard.
Ben & Sam Allard building a snowman and a fort on Cambie Street in Vancouver Monday morning. Credit: Chris Allard. Global News file
A snowman on Burnaby Mountain.
A snowman on Burnaby Mountain. Credit: Jill Bennett. Jill Bennett / Global News
Jay Janower - Port Moody.
Jay Janower - Port Moody.
Gerry M. Roberts‎ - Surrey.
Gerry M. Roberts‎ - Surrey. Gerry M. Roberts‎
Angela Loeppky - Burquitlam.
Angela Loeppky - Burquitlam.
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Paul Cook - Snow by Como Lake Park.
Paul Cook - Snow by Como Lake Park.
Dorothy JR Drake - Downtown Campbell River.
Dorothy JR Drake - Downtown Campbell River.
Michele Murador - Joyce Collingwood.
Michele Murador - Joyce Collingwood.
Maryam Oskui - Coquitlam snow.
Maryam Oskui - Coquitlam snow.
Angela Albertine Schuster - Guildford.
Angela Albertine Schuster - Guildford.

Global BC meteorologist Mark Madryga says temperatures in Vancouver and the Fraser Valley will drop Monday night, into Tuesday and Wednesday. This means colder Arctic air will sweep across the south coast with temperatures being five to ten degrees below normal and overnight lows reaching -5 C.

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But more precipitation will fall Thursday morning and coupled with the cold temperatures, Madryga says more snow is expected. It is too early to predict how much snow will fall at this time, however.

Thursday will warm up as the day goes on and the snow will turn to rain or a mix of rain and snow.

Stay tuned to our SkyTracker weather page for updates.