Environment Canada issues alert for "potential snow" in Metro Vancouver

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      It's still not cold enough to go skating on Trout Lake.

      But for the first time this winter, there could be a snowfall within Vancouver city limits.

      This morning, Environment Canada issued an alert saying there may be a few light flurries mixed with rain tonight (January 8).

      On Thursday (January 9), there will be "potential snow" over B.C.'s south coast, including all of Metro Vancouver.

      The amounts will likely vary across the region, with more than five centimetres at higher elevations in Metro Vancouver and on Vancouver Island.

      A similar amount is expected to fall in the Fraser Valley.

      According to the national weather forecaster, rain will return on Friday (January 10).

      "However, with temperatures remaining below seasonal normals into next week, the chance of more snow remains," it added.