Cold, wintry weather is once again forecast for the Lower Mainland in the coming week.
According to a special weather statement from Environment Canada, cold air and gusty winds are predicted for most of B.C with temperatures dropping five to 10 degrees below normal across Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley.
Starting overnight on Friday, arctic air will envelop B.C. with a major shift in temperature from the usually-mild January. Gusty winds will accompany the cold air and the wind chill will make it feel even colder.
Outflow winds will spread to the Fraser Valley on Saturday night (Jan. 28).
“Temperatures are expected to gradually rise late next week, in early February,” the statement read. “However, there remains significant uncertainty on the timing of a return to seasonal temperatures.”