Tuesday, February 4th 2020, 8:57 pm - Up to 20 cm of snow threatens Metro Vancouver through Wednesday
A messy round of wet snow started to mix with rain for much of the Lower Mainland late Tuesday afternoon, but the snow isn't quite done with the region. Snowfall totals varied significantly with elevation and location across the region, but with 5 to 10 cm already on the ground, a further 5 to 10 is expected for many through early Wednesday morning. We take a look at what's left of this latest shot of wintry weather, below.
- Widespread significant accumulations for Lower Mainland, including Metro Vancouver; travel disruptions expected
- Transition from rain to snow occuring closest to water, will spread farther inland as milder air chips away at cold
- Stay up-to-date on the ALERTS in your area
TUESDAY NIGHT/WEDNESDAY: SNOW CONTINUES FOR PARTS OF LOWER MAINLAND
Snow continues Tuesday night into Wednesday for much of the Lower Mainland, including Metro Vancouver, though milder air and southwest winds will start to eat away at the cold overnight.
That paves the way for a more widespread changeover to rain for the region through the pre-dawn hours on Wednesday. Much of southern Vancouver Island should switch entirely to rain through the overnight hours, with the snow finally changing to rain shortly before dawn for much of the Vancouver metro.
Roughly 15 cm is possible for parts of the Metro, including downtown, Surrey, and Burnaby, with increasing amounts north of the Fraser River. 20 to 30 cm is in the cards toward Coquitlam and North Vancvouer.
With many places set to change to rain through the early morning hours on Wednesday, commuters around the Lower Mainland can expect some sloppy road conditions for the Wednesday morning commute.
Winds are not expected to be an issue with this system throughout Tuesday, although gusts could reach between 50 to 70 km/h through the Strait of Georgia.
Be sure to check back as we continue to monitor the impact of this system closely.