Winter will make its first arrival in Metro Vancouver during the first few days of November.
A special weather statement issued by Environment Canada this morning warns residents in the region of a “wintery mix” on Thursday night and Friday morning.
An arctic front will arrive on the South Coast late Thursday night, bringing cold air and giving a chance of snow or mixed snow and rain to many areas.
Small snowfall accumulations are possible for the Fraser Valley and Howe Sound. Within Metro Vancouver, no significant accumulation is currently expected, except for higher elevation areas.
Overnight temperatures in Vancouver throughout the weekend will dip below the freezing mark, with the forecast calling for lows of -1°C on Friday, -2°C on Saturday, and -1°C on Sunday.
Further north at Whistler, rainfall is expected to change to snowfall tonight, and between 5 and 10 cm of snow will accumulate by Thursday.