Possibility of snow or freezing rain heading to Richmond

Get out those snow boots, warm jackets and shovels, Richmond! Snow just might be heading to the city this weekend.

Environment Canada has issued a weather statement for Lower Mainland areas including Richmond showing a chance of wet snow and freezing rain.

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Low temperatures overnight Thursday are expected to be at -3 C. Friday is expected to see highs of 4 C with lows of 0.

If there is snow, it would likely arrive late Friday evening or Saturday morning.

“A ridge of high pressure has led to a stretch of cold but sunny conditions around the south coast this week,” said the Environment Canada weather statement.

“A weak weather system approaching from the Pacific is forecast to reach the south coast Friday night.

“In advance of this system, cloud cover and winds will increase late in the day and likely hinder surface temperatures from dropping below zero Friday night. With the layer of relatively warmer air above the surface, a scenario of rain mixed with some wet snow is favoured.”

The weather is expected to warm up to around 6 C on Sunday, bringing with it a high chance of rain.

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