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Snow back in the forecast for some parts of the Lower Mainland

Last Updated Mar 11, 2019 at 8:59 am PDT


Prepare for some rain, and even snow in parts of the Lower Mainland

A snowfall warning is in effect for parts of Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley

Up to 15 centimetres of snow is possible in higher elevations

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – You may have enjoyed all the sunshine over the weekend, but things are looking a little drearier for the Lower Mainland as we kick off the week.

Meteorologist Russ Lacate says today’s weather maker brings more rain in a 24-hour period than we’ve seen in more than a month.

There’s also some snow, with a snowfall warning in effect for parts of Metro Vancouver and the Fraser. Up to 15 centimetres of snow could fall this afternoon in the higher elevations, Russ says.

Russ says the rain will mostly hit in the morning hours, but some of it may transition into a “sleety, snowy mess” as the day progresses.

“Metro Vancouver, I’d say the entire city centre — Richmond, much of south Surrey, south Delta, all those areas — looking at rain. East Vancouver as well,” Russ says. “The snowfall warnings only for higher terrain in the northeast sector — talking about Coquitlam and Maple Ridge, east into the Fraser Valley and also along sections of the North Shore.”

He says there’s a potential for several centimetres in some areas, but adds it won’t be a widespread snow event.

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