A strong Pacific system and some cooler temperatures mean some areas of Vancouver and the Fraser Valley will see up to 5 cm of snow this weekend.
Environment Canada has released a weather statement warning locals that areas at or over 200 meters may see snow accumulate over the weekend, throughout Metro Vancouver, the Sunshine Coast and east to Hope. Rain and showers are expected for most of the region, but overnight from Friday to Saturday temperatures will be colder.
"As a result, precipitation will initially start as snow over higher elevations of the above-mentioned regions. Some snowfall accumulations of up to 5 cm is possible over higher terrain before warmer air pushes in on Saturday and allows the snow over higher terrain to change to rain," states the federal agency.
Daytime highs for Vancouver are expected to be around 7 C, so any snow that does accumulate in or around the city will likely melt.