Low-level snow possible in B.C. as Arctic air plunges south

Low-level snow possible in B.C. as Arctic air plunges south
Low-level snow possible in B.C. as Arctic air plunges south

This isn’t a drill. Get ready to see some snowflakes across parts of British Columbia’s Lower Mainland this weekend as a low-pressure system meets chilly air spilling south from the Arctic.

Falling freezing levels and a chance for precipitation will bring an opportunity for snowflakes all the way down to Vancouver as we head through the weekend. We’ll also have to watch out for gusty winds during the day on Saturday.

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An Alaskan low tracking down the B.C. coast will bring precipitation to the South Coast through the weekend. Chilly air following the low southward will force freezing levels to fall heading into early next week.

This setup will lead to heavy snow across the mountains and even the chance for wet snowflakes at lower elevations. We could see a trace of snow across parts of the Lower Mainland, and some folks may even see a dusting across North Vancouver and Burnaby.

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Conditions will remain chilly across B.C. heading into early next week. Daytime highs will struggle to climb above the freezing mark for much of the B.C. Interior, with highs hovering in the mid single digits across the Lower Mainland.

Colder-than-normal conditions will persist as we head into the middle of next week.

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