Say it’s not snow: Metro Vancouver could see showers next week as mercury drops – BC

Metro Vancouver residents will want to make sure they have their all-season tires fitted next week, with cold weather en route and a chance of snow.

Global BC senior meteorologist Kristi Gordon said temperatures are expected to drop across the province next week as a pool of arctic air descends from the north.

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Temperatures in southern British Columbia are expected to hover around 5°C below normal, while central and northern British Columbia could see temperatures 10 to 20°C below normal.

Gordon said the mercury is expected to start falling on the south coast by Sunday and then again from Tuesday to Thursday as daytime highs are between 1 and 3C, with sub-zero temperatures overnight.

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« The current forecast is that the first chance of snow is Sunday evening. Temperatures will be low enough later in the day and into Monday night we could see some snow. It’s not likely to be widespread, but quite uneven. Some neighborhoods might see snow while others might not see any at all, » Gordon explained.

“The second chance is Tuesday and Wednesday. A low pressure system will move onto the shore at this time and current models predict that the Arctic will remain in place. However, temperatures may warm as this system moves through the region. »

Gordon stressed that the predictions were preliminary and could easily change.

People should continue to monitor the weather forecast daily for updates on the situation.

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« It’s the difficulty of predicting snow on the south coast. A change of just one or two degrees is a difference between 0 and 15 centimeters of snow, » she said.

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