LOWER MAINLAND (NEWS 1130) – The overnight snowfall took some people by surprise. NEWS 1130 meteorologist Russ Lacate says the harder-hit areas were in the Fraser Valley.
But he says the snowfall should end Wednesday morning.
“The sun’s coming out. This is your day to either take the kids sledding or get the shovelling done around your property because it will be a lovely, sunnier afternoon.”
Russ is expecting the temperatures to rise to about plus 2. He says whether Thursday will be a snow day depends on where you live in the region.
“What we’re expecting tomorrow is a very cold morning — minus 6 and clear. It’s cloudier through mid-day on Valentine’s Day and still dry by mid-afternoon.”
At the end of the day Thursday, Russ says the next storm will close in.
“It will bring wet snow to many areas, especially closer to the mountains and inland. It will also bring rain to the coastline, Where they meet in the middle, it’s going to be some patchy, freezing rain across many parts of Metro Vancouver. That’s late Thursday through drive time into Thursday evening.
“The temperature does reach plus 3, but I expect extremely slippery conditions, with a risk of freezing rain.”
He says the same trend continues into Friday and Saturday.
“The lows are near zero, the highs up to plus 4. There are some scattered, mixed rain and snow showers at times. We’re not completely done with the flurries, not even into Saturday. By Sunday, the sun comes out. It’s chilly — your low is minus 3 and the high about plus 2.”