Vancouverites may see a snowy change of pace as temperatures drop this week.
While the Metro Vancouver weather forecast includes a couple of days of sunshine heading out of the weekend, temperatures are expected to drop as a precipitation system moves into the region.
Starting on Monday (Jan. 31), Environment Canada calls for a mix of sun and cloud with a high of 7°C on Monday with an overnight low of 1°C. Tuesday is expected to be mainly sunny, but the overnight low is expected to dip down to a frigid -2°C.
On Wednesday, the forecast includes the chance of rain or snow during the day and overnight, with a high of 3°C and a low of 2°C. Thursday's forecast also includes the chance for some wet weather, although temperatures are expected to be milder.
Friday's is forecasted to be rainy during the day with a chance of showers at night. Saturday is expected to be cloudy and dry, however.
Metro Vancouver weather forecast
Environment Canada meteorologist Doug Lundquist told Vancouver Is Awesome in a previous interview that Metro Vancouver typically only sees one period of truly cold winter and that there are usually only one to three arctic air events per year. Moving forward, the region could have another cold-weather event in February or March; he doesn't see any extreme cold moving into the region in the 10-day forecast.
But arctic air that moves into the Lower Mainland in February or March won't be as cold as the temperatures the region saw in December, he emphasized. "That is impossible."
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