Snow and hail in forecast for Metro Vancouver
A mix of snow and rain can be expected in higher urban areas, Environment Canada says
Just when we were starting to enjoy the sunshine, Environment Canada says Metro Vancouver, Howe Sound and the Fraser Valley could see some snow and rain Thursday and Friday.
The agency said a strong cold front is expected to approach the South Coast Thursday morning, bringing rain that may eventually turn to snow, with temperatures expected to dip near freezing throughout the day.
A mix of snow and rain can be expected over higher urban areas, and a "few centimetres" of snow may accumulate over higher terrain, the agency said in a special weather statement issued Wednesday night.
They also said thunderstorms producing hail may be possible Thursday night into Friday for some parts of the Sea-to-Sky Highway.
Drivers are warned to expect a mixed bag of weather on the roads Friday.
Wintry conditions for Thursday & Friday for BC. Southern hwy travellers please be advised of rain changing to heavy snow. Metro Van & <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/FraserValley?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#FraserValley</a> could see showers, hail or wet snow. The BC Peace could see storm totals of 40cm+ by late Friday. <a href="https://t.co/8xozQYY08K">https://t.co/8xozQYY08K</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/bcstorm?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#bcstorm</a>—@ECCCWeatherBC