February 21, 2019 5:54 pm
Updated: February 22, 2019 6:27 pm

Snowfall warning ended for Metro Vancouver, remains in place for Fraser Valley Friday

A snowfall warning remains in effect for Metro Vancouver, the Fraser Valley and the Sunshine Coast Friday morning. Officials have also issued avalanche warnings especially after two deaths.


Snow is falling across Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley Friday morning.

Global News meteorologist Mark Madryga says it will be wet and in some places mixed with rain.

“It certainly will be a messy morning here in the Lower Mainland as we’ll have snow accumulate, especially at higher elevations. Right down near sea level temperatures are a little above freezing, certainly some rain mixed in there. But still expecting five to up to 10 centimeters of sloppy wet snow by late this morning in parts of Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley.”

“This afternoon though a little clearing will take over, believe it or not, and we’ll shoot up to about five degrees.”

WATCH: (Aired Feb. 21) Say it ain’t “snow”: Kristi Gordon has more bad news for the South Coast as another snow warning looms.

Global News meteorologist Kristi Gordon says Friday afternoon will see that band of moisture move on, but there will be lingering instability behind it, which will last into Saturday.

“Metro Vancouver will see a chance of rain Friday afternoon as it warms to 4 C, but it may return to a chance, or isolated pockets, of snow Friday night and Saturday morning as temperatures cool,” Gordon added.

Higher terrain and the Fraser Valley may also see snow or isolated pockets of snow Friday afternoon through Saturday as temperatures remain below 2 C.

Areas under a snowfall warning Friday and into Saturday.

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The snowfall warning remains in effect for Metro Vancouver, the Fraser Valley and the Sunshine Coast.

TranLink says the SkyTrain Expo and Millennium lines are running consistently but with reduced frequency due to the need to the need to have staff on trains to watch for weather-related problems on the tracks.

Customers should be prepared to wait longer on the platform between trains.

Gordon says to expect sunshine on Sunday in the region.

The storm moving through the region Friday evening.

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