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Let it snow: Vancouver forecast calling for subzero temperatures, flurries

Temperatures are expected to drop.
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The Vancouver weather forecast calls for some heavy rainfall over the weekend and a few opportunities for snowfall next week as temperatures drop. Photo: Falling snow in forest / Shutterstock

If you thought the sunshine would carry on through next week, you might be a little disappointed this weekend.

The Vancouver weather forecast calls for some heavy rainfall over the weekend and a few opportunities for snowfall next week as overnight temperatures fall below the freezing mark.

Starting on Saturday (Jan. 29), Environment Canada calls for some rainfall during the day and heavy rainfall overnight. The rain is expected to continue through Sunday with temperatures dropping down to 1°C overnight.

A sunny change of pace is expected Monday, as the forecast includes a mix of sun and cloud during the day. Tuesday is expected to be bright and sunny during the day, but the evening forecast calls for a 60 per cent chance of flurries and temperatures dropping to a chilly -2°C. 

Wednesday's forecast also includes the chance of flurries or rain showers during the day with a 60 per cent chance of flurries overnight. Thursday is expected to see a chance of flurries, too. 

Metro Vancouver weather forecast

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Photo via Environment Canada

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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