Published: Tue, December 19, 2017
World Media | By Shelia Harmon

Flurries in the forecast: Snowfall warnings in effect for parts of BC

Flurries in the forecast: Snowfall warnings in effect for parts of BC

On Tuesday, a low pressure system will track across northern Washington State near the B.C. border, mixing Pacific moisture with cool winds.

Snowfall is supposed to be heaviest in the Fraser Valley, Fraser Canyon, Similkameen and Nicola regions, the weather agency forecasts.

There could be more snowfall Thursday as an Arctic front moves across the mainland coast, and lows are expected to plummet to between minus five and minus 10 by Friday night.

Environment Canada says it if you must travel, keep others informed of your schedule and travel plans, and carry an emergency kit and cell phone. Environment Canada issued a new weather alert Monday morning warning of "wintery" days to come.

Precipitation will ease Tuesday night and a break in the weather is expected Wednesday.

On Tuesday, the cold, possibly snowy blast will affect East Vancouver Island and Victoria the most and spots such as higher elevation areas in Metro Van seeing up to about five centimetres of snow. Snowfall amounts will vary significantly from region to region and especially with elevation.

In Elk Valley, the greatest accumulation is expected for Fernie and along Highway 3 south to Elko.

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