The Lower Mainland begins celebrating the holiday season early, and the Metro Vancouver weather forecast calls for some early winter conditions, too.
Environment Canada calls for sunshine and a high of 9°C on Thursday, Nov. 21, however, the evening is expected to drop down to a chilly 1°C. Following this, Friday is expected to see a mix of sun and cloud, with a 60% chance of showers in the evening.
Saturday through Tuesday call for a chance of rain each day, but a cold weather system is expected to move into the region Monday.
"Cold maritime air will be streaming down from Alaska on Monday," explained Matt MacDonald, Meteorologist, Environment Canada.
"With that being said, we have a saying in the office: never trust a "northwesternly" flow. These patterns may change, but this one will bring cold air down into the Lower Mainland."
MacDonald adds that Vancouver could see some flurries as a result, and that the mountain could see five to ten cm of snowfall. With this in mind, he adds that the weather pattern isn't the same as the arctic air the region saw near the end of October.
"Some models are showing the system will spread down to northern California, but we will have to stay tuned to find out."
Tuesday evening's forecast currently calls for a low of 0°C and a chance of rain showers or flurries.
Metro Vancouver Weather Forecast
If you felt like fall came unseasonably early in the Lower Mainland, you aren’t alone.
Not only have there been many dreary, rainy days, but there have also been a number of downpours. Vancouverites witnessed an intense downpour around 4 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 9 that caused flash flooding in parts of the city. As a matter of fact, Vancouver received over twice the average rainfall for September.