The Vancouver weather forecast has included some fairly chilly temperatures over the past week -- but it looks like the Metro region will be spared from the biting cold set to impact the rest of the country -- at least in the short term.
Residents of the Lower Mainland may have needed to pull out their scarves and toques this week, with overnight lows dipping down close to freezing on several cold, clear nights.
Thursday, Nov. 16 is expected to be mainly sunny in Vancouver, with temperatures reaching a high of 8 C and dipping down to 3 C overnight, according to V.I.A.'s Downtown Centre Weatherhood station. The cold, dry weather is expected to continue through Friday, too.
But a warmer, wetter trend is expected to pick up heading into the weekend, with Saturday expected to see a double-digit high of 10 C and a slightly milder overnight low of 5 C, as well as a high likelihood of rainfall (89 per cent).
Siberian area may impact Western Canada
Starting over the weekend, the Prairies and Eastern Canada will start to see a shift to cooler temperatures as frigid Arctic air makes its way across the country; some places may even see snowfall.
At first, the biting cold is expected to make its way down across the country while avoiding Western Canada. But "an end-of-November pattern shakeup will open the door for Siberian air to be initially redirected into Western Canada," according to a report from The Weather Network.
Before that happens, other parts of Canada will see significantly colder weather. In the Prairies, for example, the wind chill is expected to make temperatures feel as cold as the minus teens.