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B.C.: Rounds of rain, snow at higher elevations

Sunday, March 29th 2020, 6:29 pm - A rather soggy weekend continues for the B.C. coasts, with heavy snow at the higher elevations

This current stretch of unsettled weather in B.C. is expected to go beyond the weekend, with only brief breaks, so keep those umbrellas handy if you do wander outside. Higher elevations could see some significant snowfall amounts through Sunday, so any travelling should be done so with extreme caution. Beyond the weekend, chilly weather may kick off the month of April. More details, below.


WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Rounds of wet weather through and past the weekend
  • 30-40 cm of snow for some of the mountain passes through Sunday
  • Stay up-to-date on the weather ALERTS in your area

SUNDAY: ROUNDS OF RAIN CONTINUE

Vancouver Island and the mainland coasts are in the grip of a wetter pattern that will continue into early next week.

Sunday will see something of a brief break for most people, but the next system arrives Sunday night, lingering into Monday.

That will be the third wave of moisture to wash the coasts so far, and by Monday, some parts of Vancouver Island and the North Coast will have picked up an additional 70-90 mm, with 30-50 mm possible for parts of Metro Vancouver.

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With freezing levels staying firmly in the 1000-1400-metre range all weekend, this will lead to somewhat heavy snow in the Coastal and Rocky Mountains.

Travel for most people should be minimal but those who must should be aware of the conditions in the highway passes, particularly in the Coquihalla, where 30-40 cm of snow is possible through Sunday.

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NEXT WEEK AND BEYOND: WET WEATHER CONTINUES, TEMPERATURES WILL GRADUALLY IMPROVE

The unsettled pattern will linger into next week as another soggy system will trek through Monday night into early Tuesday. Below seasonal temperatures will continue to dominate, but a somewhat milder pattern will develop as we get deeper into the first week of April and especially for the second week of April.

Stay tuned to The Weather Network as we continue to update the forecasts.

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