STORM WATCH: Second round of storms underway across British Columbia
Sunday, March 2, 2014, 2:03 -
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Snowfall warnings are in effect for British Columbia as the province continues to feel the effects of a part of storms that hit the region this weekend.
According to a special weather statement issued by Environment Canada, some highway passes could receive between 20 to 30 centimetres of snow by Monday morning.
"With the first wave that's coming in tonight we'll see mainly snow across the south Coast -- with a little risk of some mixing down near Victoria," said Weather Network meteorologist Gina Ressler. "But for the second wave coming in on Sunday, we'll see warmer air push in, so that snow will transition to rain through the afternoon and into the evening."
Snow or rain? That will depend on a couple of important features of each location.
"One of the keys is that there is going to be long range accumulation based on elevation and distance from the water. Areas in the lower mainland that were hardest hit last weekend will likely see a lot of snow this week," said Doug Gillham, meteorologist at The Weather Network."Snow should transition into rain Sunday night into Monday morning. That transition will occur coast and sea level first before working its way inland and up the elevation."
It's possible that might take up until Tuesday for some parts of B.C. as additional snow could continue on Monday over the interior.
Strong wind gusts could lift the snow off the ground creating difficult driving conditions for those trying to hit the road on Sunday and Monday. Wind speeds of up to 90 km/h are expected for some parts of the province.
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There is also a risk of freezing rain late in the day over inland sections of Fraser Valley
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