Get ready for a mess on the roads this boxing day with snowfall warnings in place.
Snow is already falling in metro Vancouver this morning and over Inland Vancouver Island.
Global BC Meteorologist Michael Kuss says we could see 10 to 20cm today and that’s combined with strong south-easterly winds hitting 60 kilometres per hour.
“The heaviest impulse of snow is working across the area through the early afternoon. It’s probabloy going to be around three or four and then back off a little bit after that. We are getting some rain, just to the south of the airport, mainly across south Delta, southern parts of Richmond, so there is some warmer air pushing in and that’s going to transition some of that snow over to rain.”
There could be 15 cm of snow over Inland Vancouver Island before the snow changes to rain this evening and the Sunshine Coast will receive 5 to 10 cm this morning before the snow changes to rain in the early this afternoon.
It’s a different story for Howe Sound, Whistler and Squamish where 10 cm of snow is forecast today and another 10 to 15 cm tonight.
There are also wind warnings in place for North Vancouver Island, Greater Victoria and East Vancouver Island and the central coast with southeast winds rising to 60 to 80 km/h.
— ❄️Simon Little (@simonplittle) December 26, 2016