Rain and wet snow for Vancouver today, but sun will be out for the long weekend


Vancouverites may never have been so grateful to see some good old rain in the forecast, and that’s mostly the case for Friday. Environment Canada is calling for rain with a bit of wet snow to continue what began as soggy flurries on Valentine’s evening.

Temps have remained above the freezing level overnight in most of Metro Vancouver, which means mostly clear roads and plenty of slush in the region as the previous snowfall melts. Still, drivers and pedestrians should be on alert for slippery conditions on roads and sidewalks.

TransLink says they are continuing to salt and sand platforms and sidewalks, and they were running Canada Line trains through the night to keep the tracks clear. SkyTrain riders on the Expo and Millennium lines will still experience delays as they continue to operate fewer, but staffed, trains. Bus riders are encouraged to check alerts and TransLink’s Twitter feed for any delays or detours on their routes due to weather conditions.

As we head into the Family Day long weekend, we can expect to see some sunshine, and a much-needed break in the snow and rain. On Saturday, Environment Canada forecasts a high of 4C with sunshine for Vancouver.

Environment Canada

After the long weekend sun, Metro Vancouver could see another winter storm, with more wet snow and rain to come next week.

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Lindsay is the Managing Editor of Vancouver Is Awesome, and the co-host and co-producer of the Vancouver Is Awesome Podcast. A fifth generation Vancouverite and life-long foodie, Lindsay also serves as a judge for the Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards. Previously the Food Editor of Daily Hive, Senior Editor of Vancity Buzz, and Editor-in-Chief of LAist.com, in her past life in L.A. she earned an MA in English, attended culinary school, and was an English professor. Lindsay's first published piece was December 1980 in The Province; it was her letter to Santa. E-mail: lindsay@vancouverisawesome.com // Twitter/Instagram: @squashblossom