February 2, 2017 11:37 am
Updated: February 2, 2017 12:11 pm

Snow expected for Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley by Friday

A woman pushes a stroller on an ice-covered street in Vancouver, Tuesday, Jan.3, 2017.

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Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for this weekend as residents of B.C.’s South Coast can expect some snow to fall, starting tomorrow morning.

Global BC meteorologist Mark Madryga says the region will experience another day of sunny skies and cool temperatures today before a major shift in the weather pattern begins on Friday.

A weak front will move north from Washington State on Friday morning bringing a band of light snow to the Lower Mainland and southern Vancouver Island during the day.

Another front has the potential to bring heavier snow to the area Friday night into Saturday morning.

Snowfall amounts in excess of 5 cm are possible over some areas from Friday afternoon into the evening. Madryga says the snow will likely switch over to rain or mixed rain and snow on Saturday as milder Pacific air invades the area.

Freezing rain is a possibility in the Fraser Valley and the Sea to Sky corridor during the transition.

A second storm is forecast for Sunday which will also bring snow and rain to the region.

Stay tuned. Download the SkyTracker weather app to keep up-to-date on the upcoming forecast.

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