Vancouverites were treated to a magical, albeit short-lived, snowfall event yesterday.
Now, the Vancouver weather forecast is calling for several more snow opportunities this week, as well as some frigid lows. However, temperatures aren't expected to dip as low as previously expected.
Environment Canada's weather statement is still in effect, which calls for temperatures 5 to 10 degrees below the seasonal average.
Additionally, Arctic Outflow warnings are possible for the Fraser Valley, the Sea to Sky corridor and the Central Coast beginning Wednesday night as wind chill values approach minus 20.
Starting on Tuesday, Feb. 9, however, the forecast calls for cloudy skies overnight with a low of -3°C. However, winds up to 15 km/h will make temperatures feel more like -5°C with the wind chill.
On Wednesday, the forecast calls for periods of snow during the day with amounts up to 2 cm and a wind chill of -3°C in the morning. The snow isn't expected to continue into the night, but the overnight forecast calls for a chilling low of -8°C.
Thursday is expected to see a mix of sunshine and clouds during the day, but the overnight forecast includes the possibility of flurries that will continue into Friday.
Friday night's forecast calls for a 60 per cent chance of flurries, which is expected to continue through Saturday. On Sunday, the forecast calls for a chance of flurries or rain showers during the day and a chance of flurries at night that will continue into Monday.
Metro Vancouver Weather Forecast
While Vancouverites have enjoyed a relatively mild winter so far, Environment Canada cautions that we aren't out of the woods yet.
In a recent interview, Environment Canada Meteorologist Doug Lundquist told Vancouver Is Awesome that "It's halfway through winter--so we have another half to go through.
"And we can get snow--definitely in [...] February and sometimes March."
Lundquist stresses that snow events are far less likely heading into spring, but they can't be ruled out entirely. That said, he notes that the La Niña pattern is still affecting weather in the region, which could mean temperatures will dip a bit below average.