Wet snow is possible on Boxing Day in Metro Vancouver with more accumulations at higher altitudes

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      This December has been remarkably free of snow in the Lower Mainland in comparison to past years.

      But on Boxing Day, residents may wake up to see some of the white stuff.

      Late on Christmas Day, Environment Canada issued a special weather statement saying snow could occur overnight and on December 26.

      "Local snowfall accumulations of a few centimetres are likely over higher terrain tonight and additional amounts of five centimetres or more are possible on Boxing Day," the national weather forecaster states. "Even low elevation areas could see a transition to wet snow on Boxing Day morning during heavier precipitation."

      It's due to a Pacific frontal system bringing a cool air mass over the south coast.