Vancouver Weather: Snow, with bitter cold wind

A special weather statement remains in effect, with Environment Canada forecasting two to four centimetres of snow today for Metro Vancouver.

A woman walks through a snow covered plaza in downtown Vancouver, B.C., on Friday February 23, 2018. DARRYL DYCK / THE CANADIAN PRESS

VANCOUVER, B.C. – Snow is expected to fall on Metro Vancouver Friday, with up to four centimetres accumulation. A special weather statement for snow and Arctic wind Friday and Saturday remains in effect for the South Coast. Some regions will likely see more snow, according to Environment Canada, including parts of Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast, which could see up to 10 centimetres.

In Metro Vancouver, Friday is expected to be mainly cloudy, with periods of snow beginning early this morning, and a high of 1 C. Tonight, there’s a good chance the region will see more snow and wind, with an overnight low of – 3 C. The weather agency says, however, with the wind chill that’s going to feel more like – 11 C. The snow flurries could continue into Saturday morning, with a high of 1 C, but then it looks like the snow will clear up in the afternoon. It’s going to be a blustery one though, with wind gusts up to 70 km/h in some areas. Saturday night will be freezing with a low of – 8 C and then Sunday is sunny with a high of zero.

Weather: Vancouver, B.C.

Today: Cloudy. Periods of snow beginning early this morning. Local amount 2 to 4 cm. Becoming windy late this afternoon. High 1 C.

Tonight: Cloudy, with a 60 per cent chance of flurries. A few flurries beginning near midnight. Windy. Low – 3 C. Wind chill near – 11 C.

Tomorrow: Cloudy with a 30 per cent chance of flurries early in the morning. Clearing in the afternoon. Wind northeast 50 km/h gusting to 70 diminishing to 30 gusting to 50 early in the afternoon. High 1 C.

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