Snow in the forecast again for Vancouver this weekend, next week

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Our Family Day long weekend spring-like weather is turning out to be a cruel tease for those of use eager to retire the winter boots and coats soon.

Vancouver’s weekend forecast includes the chance of snow flurries, and we can expect some much colder over night temps–and more possible snow–as we move into the new week.

Environment Canada

Looks like we’ll be seeing the thermometer dip down to -8C Monday night–that’s not the coldest Vancouver has seen around this time of year, but pretty close to where things went in 1986 during a mid-February cold snap.

When it comes to snow, it’s not too hard to cast our memories back to last February’s parade of snow storms, but the record for most snowfall at this time of year still belongs to 1990, when 28.6 cm of snow fell on February 15 and hung around on the ground in the 15-20cm range for several days.

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For right now, Environment Canada is calling for some sunny, cold days and clear, cold nights, but bookend periods of rain and a chance of flurries, always increased at higher elevations.

Weekend travellers around the province take note of several B.C. highway warnings for areas such as the Sea to Sky between Squamish and Whistler as well as the Coquihalla.

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