A weather system will move onto the BC North Coast on Saturday from the north. This system will reach the South Coast late Saturday afternoon or early in the evening bringing mixed precipitation to the area. The precipitation will likely start as rain then change to snow later in the evening, especially over higher terrain and inland sections. The snow will taper off on Sunday morning as the system moves to the south and out of the area.
Over East Vancouver Island, 5 to 10 cm total snow amounts are expected with a possible local amount of 15 cm near the Nanaimo and Duncan area.
Over Greater Victoria and the southern Gulf Islands, a trace to 2 cm of snow is forecast with 5 cm over higher terrain including the Malahat.
Over Metro Vancouver, a trace to 2 cm of snow is expected with higher amounts possibly reaching 5 cm over higher terrain and over eastern sections.
Over the Fraser Valley, amounts will likely vary from a trace to 5 cm of snow.
Another system coming from the north will move onto the BC South Coast on Tuesday which will bring the potential for some more snow. Beginning Wednesday, a series of Pacific weather systems will start arriving on the BC South Coast bringing warmer air and rain.
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