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After sun and rain, snow could hit Metro Vancouver by the end of this week

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DH Vancouver Staff Oct 30, 2017 10:23 am 11,851

If decision-making feels tough to you this week, you’re not the only one. In fact, when it comes to Vancouver’s weather over the next seven days, it seems that Mother Nature will be all over the place as well. And yes, that includes the potential of snow.

The first two days of this week will be mostly sunny, with a few clouds here and there.

Then the rain will return on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Okay, no biggie. It’s Vancouver in the fall, after all.

But hold on, according to Environment Canada’s latest forecast, there is a chance of snowfall at the end of the week when temperatures drop to near the freezing point. (Wait, what??)

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Yes, we first brought you the possibility that snow could fall at the end of this week and it seems that outlook hasn’t really changed.

Overnight temperatures at Vancouver International Airport’s sea-level weather station are expected to drop to 2°C on Thursday and 1°C on Friday. When paired with the low pressure moisture system, there is currently a “chance of flurries” during the period from Friday evening to Saturday morning and possibly Sunday morning.

If there is a chance of snowfall at the airport, the chance is even greater elsewhere in the region – particularly in the North Shore and eastern municipalities as well as parts of the city of Vancouver – due to the higher elevation.

But it is not expected to last, as daytime temperatures will spike to 7°C on Saturday.

In the meantime, now might be a good time to dig into your winter wardrobe and prepare for what is forecast to be another cold winter in our city.

Vancouver International Airport

Vancouver weather forecast (Environment Canada)

Abbotsford International Airport

Abbotsford weather forecast (Environment Canada)

Squamish

Squamish weather forecast (Environment Canada)

Whistler Village

Whistler weather forecast (Environment Canada)

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DH Vancouver Staff
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