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How much more snow can we expect in the Lower Mainland this week?

Last Updated Feb 12, 2019 at 9:49 am PDT


Several centimetres of snow expected in Metro Vancouver on Tuesday

LOWER MAINLAND (NEWS 1130) – Kids across the Lower Mainland may be celebrating the blast of winter we’ve been seeing, with all public schools in the region closed due to snow.

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But for those who can’t wait for the snowfall and these freezing temperatures to end, how much longer should we expect the conditions to linger?

“We’re not done with the arctic outbreak just yet, although temperatures are not quite as low this morning because of the blanket of cloud that came in last night and the snow that’s falling,” NEWS 1130 meteorologist Russ Lacate said early Tuesday morning.

“The snow warning continues today, well into the afternoon. It is relatively light snow that’s falling, but it’s being blown about by this crosswind, the outflow in the order of about 20 to 25km/h.”

He says that will keep windchills down and the temperature below zero for several hours.

“We are expecting up towards five, maybe six centimetres in Metro Vancouver. Closer to 10 in parts of the Valley. It all tapers off around mid to late afternoon with the high eventually plus 1.”

RELATED: All public, most post-secondary schools in Lower Mainland closed due to snow

There is an official snow warning in effect for the region.

Russ says tomorrow will be very different. “The sun comes out. It’s chilly — minus 5 Wednesday morning, plus 2 on a sunnier afternoon. Those extra flurries in the forecast, they get here in the afternoon and evening on Valentine’s Day, so a little light snow shows up later Thursday.”

But come Friday, we’ll see a change of pace.

“Friday and Saturday, temperatures are going to moderate up to about three or four degrees above zero. It’s much more likely we’ll have a few showers of mixed rain and snow in the Friday and Saturday forecast.”

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