A cold front is making its way through the South Coast and solidifying the odds that Metro Vancouver may see its first snowfall of the season early this week.
Low temperatures Sunday night are expected to combine with low pressure off the coast, resulting in a chance of flurries.
Earlier today, BC Ferries cancelled multiple sailings between the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island due to the high winds and ‘cold winter weather’.
Environment Canada has also issued a special weather statement for Metro Vancouver, prompting that winter weather is on the way.
“Cooler air is moving onto the South Coast tonight and showers or flurries are forecast for tonight and Monday. With temperatures falling close to the freezing mark, local snowfall accumulations are forecast especially inland and over higher terrain.”
Temperatures are expected to continue to drop on Monday night as the arctic front reaches the coast.
Temperatures will fall 5 to 10 degrees below normal with overnight lows ranging from zero to minus 5 through Wednesday night.
The public is encouraged to prepare for winter conditions.