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Snow on the way for Vancouver and Fraser Valley tonight

Pedestrians are framed by a canopy of trees as snow falls in Vancouver, B.C., on Friday December 9, 2016.
Pedestrians are framed by a canopy of trees as snow falls in Vancouver, B.C., on Friday December 9, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

While some residents may now be salting their sidewalks following the New Year’s Eve snowfall, they should brace themselves because more snow is on the way.

The day started clear and cold for Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley on Thursday but clouds are predicted to move in across the region later in the day.

Global BC meteorologist Mark Madryga says a weather system approaching the region from the north will lead to a few centimetres of snow overnight and a few more on Friday.

Madryga says Metro Vancouver will receive between two to four centimetres overnight, depending on the region, and then another two to five centimetres on Friday.

Areas near the border and in the central Fraser Valley will likely experience a little less than that.

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Vancouver Island will not escape the snow. Areas across the island can expect to get snow showers and snow starting tonight.

Another weather system will invade sometime later on Saturday with more snow likely, although milder air will gradually penetrate the Vancouver area likely leading to a mix of rain and snow on Sunday.

People make their way past a snow-covered vehicle on a street in Vancouver, Wednesday, Jan.4, 2017.
People make their way past a snow-covered vehicle on a street in Vancouver, Wednesday, Jan.4, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
A woman pushes a stroller on an ice-covered street in Vancouver, Tuesday, Jan.3, 2017.
A woman pushes a stroller on an ice-covered street in Vancouver, Tuesday, Jan.3, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Skiers and snowboarders arrive at the Cypress Mountain ski resort in West Vancouver, Thursday, Dec.29, 2016.
Skiers and snowboarders arrive at the Cypress Mountain ski resort in West Vancouver, Thursday, Dec.29, 2016. Jonathan Hayward/CP
Snow in Port Moody Monday.
Snow in Port Moody Monday. Global News
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Morrie experiencing the snow in Victoria Friday morning. He was a little confused by it all.
Morrie experiencing the snow in Victoria Friday morning. He was a little confused by it all. Kylie Stanton / Global News
Michael Carlson - Chilliwack.
Michael Carlson - Chilliwack.
Hailey Hansen‎ - North Vancouver.
Hailey Hansen‎ - North Vancouver.
Lu Ber - Port Coquitlam.
Lu Ber - Port Coquitlam.
Snow in Nanaimo.
Snow in Nanaimo.
Comox.
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Maple Ridge.
Maple Ridge.
Snug Cove on Bowen Island covered in snow on Monday, Dec. 5, 2016.
Snug Cove on Bowen Island covered in snow on Monday, Dec. 5, 2016. Emily McMillan
These deer want to come inside in Campbell River.
These deer want to come inside in Campbell River. Julie Collis / Twitter