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.”

Just Posted

Reports of rashes prompt pool closures at Harrison Hot Springs

Public pool available after all five mineral pools closed until further notice

Chilliwack’s Chief Ernie Crey a firm pipeline supporter

Crey lauds NEB focus on marine safety in his role representing Indigenous oversight committee

Measles case confirmed within Fraser Health region

One case within Fraser Health is related to the outbreak in three Vancouver schools.

Harrison Festival to share the culture behind the music

Festival director Andy Hillhouse will be talking about nationalism in music, starting March 1

Risk of ‘deadly avalanches’ leads to warning for B.C.’s south coast

Weak layer of snow on Vancouver Island, Lower Mainland could trigger an avalanche

VIDEO: Wheelchairs teach Agassiz students acceptance through sport

Teacher Donna Gallamore brought wheelchairs to the Kent Elementary for learning and fun

Twilight Drive-In announces open season start date

Opening weekend will showcase a double feature with Aquaman at 7:15 p.m. and Glass at 9:50 p.m.

Pope’s sex abuse prevention summit explained

It’s A high-stakes meeting designed to impress on Catholic bishops the global problem

B.C. ticket holder winner of $25.9-million Lotto Max jackpot

Next draw set for Mar. 1 with an estimated jackpot of $10 million

VIDEO: Giants earn 40th victory in a 4-0 triumph over Victoria

G-Men move within a point of clinching the B.C. division banner at Friday’s at-home game in Langley

Girl heard saying ‘Help my Dad’ in suspicious radio message on Vancouver Island

Police asking for help following mysterious signals from somewhere between Comox and Sayward

Man sentenced to 7 years for smuggling drugs and shooting at border guards in Sumas

Nathan Hall was arrested in Abbotsford in 2013 after day-long manhunt

No treatment for highly infectious measles, says doctor

10 cases of measles confirmed in Vancouver as of Friday

Two more measles cases confirmed in Vancouver

It brings the number of total cases within the city connected to the outbreak to ten

Most Read