Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for Howe Sound and Metro Vancouver.
Residents can expect significant snow on Tuesday. Anywhere from 5 to 20 cm of heavy, wet snow is expected.
A favourable set up for widespread low elevation snow over the south coast is shaping up for Tuesday and Tuesday night.
A front will track down the BC coast beginning Tuesday morning and combine with a cool airmass to produce snow across the lowlands.
Snowfall amounts will vary significantly across the region.
The air will be cool, but not truly Arctic, so snowfall amounts will vary with proximity to the water, elevation and intensity of precipitation.
The highest amounts are likely over Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley where the snow will persist the longest, until Tuesday night or Wednesday morning.
Warmer air will arrive faster over Vancouver Island and the transition to rain there will start Tuesday afternoon.
Precipitation should be rain everywhere across the south coast lowlands by Wednesday as a flow of milder Pacific air returns.
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