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Heavy rainfall, winter storm warning in effect for parts of B.C.

A heavy rainfall warning is in effect for the Eastern Fraser Valley with this system and a winter storm warning for the Coquihalla with up to 25 cm of further snowfall by Tuesday morning.
A heavy rainfall warning is in effect for the Eastern Fraser Valley with this system and a winter storm warning for the Coquihalla with up to 25 cm of further snowfall by Tuesday morning. Global News

An active Pacific frontal system is draped across B.C. today.

Rain will continue to fall in most coastal regions, with snowfall on the mountain passes and through parts of the Interior.

A heavy rainfall warning is in effect for the Eastern Fraser Valley, while there is a winter storm warning for the Coquihalla, and up to 25 cm of further snowfall is expected by Tuesday morning.

Heavy rainfall, winter storm warning in effect for parts of B.C. - image
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Wind will rapidly increase this evening in southern sections of the coast, with up to 100 km/h westerly gusts forecast near Victoria close to Juan de Fuca Strait.

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In Metro Vancouver, a gusty southwest wind, possibly up to 70 km/h, will develop Monday night in southern sections, especially near the water.

Meanwhile, colder Arctic air is making its way southward today through Northern areas of BC.

The leading edge of the much colder air along the Arctic front will sweep through the Prince George area this evening, with rapidly falling temperatures, cold gusty wind, and locally heavy snow.

Colder arctic air is forecasted for Northern B.C.
Colder arctic air is forecasted for Northern B.C. Global News

The cold air will continue southwards on Tuesday and will reach the Lower Mainland by evening, with flurries and gusty, colder outflow wind.

Very chilly weather will hold through Saturday.

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The latest long-range weather charts show a high probability of snow on the South Coast later Saturday into Sunday morning.

Metro Vancouver can also expect to see lower temperatures in the upcoming weather forecast.
Metro Vancouver can also expect to see lower temperatures in the upcoming weather forecast. Global News

Timing and intensity of the potential snowfall will be regularly updated.

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