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Snow and rain expected Tuesday for Lower Mainland

Environment Canada issues weather statement for wintry precipitation
A special weather statement was issued by Environment Canada on Monday morning (Feb. 26) for the Lower Mainland with snow and rain expected to begin Tuesday evening (Feb. 27). /File Photo

A mix of rain and snow is expected to hit the Lower Mainland early this week.

According to a special weather statement from Environment Canada, a “wintry mix of precipitation” is expected for Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley from Tuesday evening (Feb. 27) through Wednesday (Feb. 28).

“With a warming southwesterly flow aloft, snow levels will rise overnight resulting in mixed precipitation changing to moderate to heavy rain late Tuesday night or early Wednesday,” the statement reads.

Environment Canada says snowfall accumulations will vary depending on elevation and proximity to water. The Fraser Valley can expect a risk of freezing rain between late Tuesday and early Wednesday.

The wintry weather could also have an impact on the Tuesday evening commute. The snow and rain are expected to ease across the region late Wednesday.

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Dillon White

About the Author: Dillon White

I joined the Mission Record in November of 2022 after moving to B.C. from Nova Scotia earlier in the year.
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