British Columbia

Spring snowfall warning in effect for parts of Lower Mainland, eastern Vancouver Island

It's mid-April in southern B.C., but forecasters are warning that winter weather will be making a late appearance in parts of Metro Vancouver with snow flurries on Tuesday.

Tuesday's morning commute could be affected, says Environment Canada

Environment Canada has issued snowfall warnings for Metro Vancouver and eastern Vancouver Island. (Julie Bennett/AL.com/Associated Press)

It's mid-April in southern B.C., but forecasters are warning that winter weather will be making a late appearance in parts of Metro Vancouver with snow flurries on Tuesday.

Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for the northeastern parts of the region, including higher elevations in ​​Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Anmore and Maple Ridge.

Some areas could see as much as five centimetres of the white stuff, with the heaviest snowfall expected during the Tuesday morning commute.

Forecasters say to expect sudden visibility problems on the road, and rapidly accumulating snow in higher terrain.

Environment Canada says the flurries will be "highly variable but impactful," with snow possible even at sea level.

A snowfall warning is also in effect for eastern Vancouver Island, including Campbell River, where up to 10 centimetres could fall by Tuesday afternoon.

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