Snow, no! Flurries in forecast this week for Vancouver


Just when we were getting used to sunny, rain-free days, and our Instagram feeds full of glorious fall foliage shots comes this downer of a weather forecast: We could see snow flurries in Metro Vancouver as early as Friday night.

Not to put too much of a damper on our weekend outlook, but Environment Canada is calling for a damp week leading into an even chillier and wetter weekend.

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Screenshot/Environment Canada

Looks like our Trick-or-Treaters and other Halloween ghouls should enjoy a dry October 31 as a rare treat (fingers crossed!), but the rain is moving in Wednesday, and it will continue to haunt us through until early next week.

While it’s mainly our nights that bring the risk of the wet white stuff, next Monday’s forecast has a 40% chance of daytime flurries or rain showers.

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Hold onto your shovels just yet (Photo: Malcom K./Flickr)

Maybe this weekend is a good one for stocking up on salt, in case winter snow woes grip Metro Vancouver like they did last time around.

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Lindsay is the Managing Editor of Vancouver Is Awesome. A fifth generation Vancouverite, she was previously the Food Editor of Daily Hive, Senior Editor of Vancity Buzz, and Editor-in-Chief of Lindsay grew up in Vancouver and Toronto, then spent over 20 years in Los Angeles, where ahe earned her Masters 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: