A snowfall warning is still in effect for Metro Vancouver, and is already beginning to fall.
Reports are coming in from several areas, including Vancouver, North Vancouver and Coquitlam.
@YvonneSchalle Fine snow falling in S.E. Vancouver right now
— Terry M. (@terrybc1) December 18, 2016
The snow has hit downtown Vancouver. #bcstorm
— Stephen Dyrgas (@stephendyrgas) December 18, 2016
Global BC Meteorologist Yvonne Schalle says as for the forecast,”Snow for the overnight across Metro Vancouver… and continuing for our Sunday, we’re looking at anywhere between 2 and up to 4 cm through the overnight. On our Sunday, anywhere between 5 and up to 10 cm, higher amounts, 10-20, will be for higher elevations, stretching inland and towards the Fraser Valley. Most of the snow changing over to rain by the evening hours on our Sunday, and with warmer temperatures and mild air on Monday, changing over to rainfall… and temperatures bumping up to 9 degrees.”
The City of Vancouver has also opened ‘heat shelters’ at two community centres – one at Creekside, the other at Britannia.
While neither of them have beds available they do have hot drinks and water, and anybody with their own bedding is welcome to catch some shut-eye.