Active weather watch: Pacific systems target B.C. this weekend
Friday, February 28, 2014, 3:30 PM -
Two Pacific systems are set to move into the Lower Mainland and southern B.C. this weekend, bringing precipitation that could last into early next week.
"The first system will be a weak low that will develop and then dissipate off the coast of Vancouver Island," says Weather Network meteorologist Doug Gillham.
"The second will track into the southern B.C. coast Sunday."
Light snow or mixed precipitation will develop late Sunday over the southern coast. Victoria and the Lower Mainland will be impacted during the afternoon and evening, experiencing precipitation through the night.
"The more significant weather will be Sunday into Monday as snow mixed with rain develops near sea level with significant snow expected for the higher elevations of the Lower Mainland and Vancover Island," Gillham adds.
"The snow/mixed precipitation will gradually change to rain late Sunday night."
Meanwhile wind and Arctic outflow warnings remain in affect along the coast, with gusts up to 100 km/h and wind chill values into the -20s forecast Friday evening.