More snow on the way with ‘intense’ storm set to hit Thursday

Significant snowfall expected late Thursday, and no warming trend in sight means it will stick around

More snow is in the forecast starting Thursday.



Get ready for more of the white stuff, and for it to stick around a lot longer than usual.

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement, warning that “an intense Pacific storm” will wallop Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley with more winter conditions starting Thursday afternoon.

“With the cold air already in place, this system will likely bring significant snowfall to the South Coast from late Thursday afternoon through to Friday morning,” it says. “Strong winds are also expected with this storm.”

The combination of strong winds and low temperatures will cause wind chill values to drop to near minus 20 tonight and persist through Thursday in the Fraser Valley.

By late Friday morning there is the potential for the snow at low elevations near the water to change over to rain, however areas at higher elevations or inland will remain as snow.

Mixed precipitation is expected to continue through the weekend although the amounts will be less than Thursday night, Environment Canada said.

“With no significant warming trend in sight, the new snow will likely remain on the ground for several days.”

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