Stormier Each Day With Friday Finale...Then Saturday Sun...Feb 20th

The first of several systems is rolling through the south coast today. Today's system is fairly weak but continued on and off showers will be the story for Vancouver through the day as it slides onshore from the north.

With temperatures still hanging only a few above zero, the precip is falling as wet snow for parts of North Van, Port Coquitlam, SFU this afternoon.

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From Spring..back to winter today

- Showers will ease this evening but the next, and somewhat stronger system is poised to slide in tomorrow morning. Also looking at some more local mountain snow with breezy conditions for the ususal suspects along the coast
- An even stronger storm will roll in for Friday bringing rain, and strong winds behind the cold front. This will likely translate to 30-50 cm of fresh storm snow for the mountains at elevation. Great for the mountains for weekend skiing but that means messy mountain passes
- Wind warnings may also be issued on Friday
- Much more peaceful weather for Saturday with even some sunny breaks in the forecast..more rain and snow on Sunday

Eastern Canada Storm..Continues from Yesterday
- Warnings associated with a low pressure system near southern Quebec right extend from Ontario right through to NL.
- Behind the system it's cold temps and snow squalls for the Great Lakes, heavy snow for Quebec and a mixed bag for the Maritimes
- 15-25 cm and blowing snow will pick up this evening for Newfoundland inc St John's

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Vancouver Weather

Saturday

Mainly sunny

19°C

Sunday

Chance of showers

15°C

Monday

Chance of showers

17°C

Tuesday

Chance of showers

16°C

Wednesday

A mix of sun and cloud

20°C