Flurries and slight risk of freezing rain for Lower Mainland: Environment Canada

Special weather statement issued as conditions expected to change late Friday

  • Dec. 6, 2018 2:00 p.m.

A change in weather late Friday will bring a chance of flurries and the possibility of freezing rain to the Lower Mainland, prompting a special weather statement from Environment Canada.

The high pressure system that has given the region clear and cold weather all week will give way on Friday.

“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,” Environment Canada said. “With the layer of relatively warmer air above the surface, a scenario of rain mixed with some wet snow is favoured.”

The transition also brings the risk of localized freezing rain in some areas of the eastern Fraser Valley.

“Locations that are sheltered from outflow winds and areas further up the Fraser Valley could remain at or below zero, resulting in pockets of freezing rain overnight Friday and Saturday morning,” the statement says.

The rain is expected to continue throughout the week, with the heaviest amounts forecast for Sunday and Thursday.

Related: B.C.’s winter tire rules in effect for most highways

Related: Weather Network predicts ‘mixed bag’ of winter weather for Canada

Just Posted

Break-in at Brogan’s diner forces scramble on Remembrance Day

Musical instruments and karaoke machine stolen from the stage

VIDEO: Record turnout at Fort Langley Remembrance Day service

Estimated crowd of 6,500 packed the site

VIDEO: Attendance up at third annual Remembrance Day ceremony at Murrayville Cenotaph

Hundreds of families, air cadets, and scout troops, gathered for poems, songs, and silence

ON COOKING: Banana bread with a bit of pizzazz

Ever thought of adding cranberries and pistachio nuts to your traditional loaf?

GREEN BEAT: Why is the sun setting on the sedan?

Environmental columnist David Clements talks to the demise of the sedan in favour of trucks and SUVs

VIDEO: Don Cherry says he was fired, not sorry for ‘Coach’s Corner’ poppy rant

Cherry denies he was singling out visible minorities with his comments

Sportsnet fires Don Cherry after negative comments about immigrants

Don Cherry had said immigrants don’t wear poppies like other Canadians do

Trudeau’s new cabinet: Gender parity because it’s 2019? Or due to competence?

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will soon appoint his new cabinet

Coquihalla drivers urged to be careful amid freezing rain alert

Special weather statement in effect for highways between Hope, Merritt, Kamloops and Kelowna

Canada among three G20 countries least likely to hit emissions targets

It says Canada, South Korea and Australia are the farthest off

Conservatives’ Scheer wants Trudeau to open Parliament Nov. 25

That’s five days after Justin Trudeau is scheduled to swear in a new cabinet

14 SeaBus cancellations, free rides for veterans from TransLink on Remembrance Day

Free rides also available for current Armed Forces members, first responders

‘Your vehicle burns a lot of fuel:’ Victoria drivers wake up to angry notes

‘This handbill was left on your vehicle because your vehicle burns a lot of fuel,’ notes read

Lest we forget: Remembrance Day ceremonies around the Lower Mainland

This Remembrance Day marks 101 since the end of World War I

Most Read