Blue skies are greeting the first official day of spring across B.C.'s South Coast, says CBC meteorologist Johanna Wagstaffe.

At  9:57 a.m. PT,  the sun's rays crossed over the Earth's equator from the southern to the northern hemisphere, an event that happens only twice a year (in the spring and the fall). 

With a moist northwesterly flow off the ocean, temperatures are a touch on the cool side today and tomorrow with afternoon highs around 9 C. A few isolated showers have been popping up in the Fraser Valley as well. so there is a slight risk of a brief shower once again tomorrow afternoon.

Saturday will be more overcast with showers, but expect a return to the sun on Sunday.

Lots of blue sky for a gorgeous first official day of spring