(UPDATED) Snowfall warning in effect for Metro Vancouver

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UPDATE: Environment Canada has removed the snowfall warning for Metro Vancouver and has replaced it with a special weather statement. Wet snow could occur at higher elevations, while those close to sea level will experience rain. Portions of the Fraser Valley may experience up to five centimetres of snow.

Brace yourselves, Metro Vancouver’s first major snowfall in more than a year is expected to arrive on Sunday.

Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for the region. Up to 5 cm is expected overnight through Sunday morning, with higher accumulations for upper elevations.

The snow will be coming from an intense Pacific frontal system, which has already hit the Central Coast of B.C. and will slowly make its way southward to the South Coast over the next few hours.

However, the snow may not last on the ground for long – rainfall can also be expected as temperatures will warm up throughout the day.

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