Cold Weekend Ahead...Monday Snow & Stormy Week Ahead...Feb 7th
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- Our arctic ridge that has brought us such cold and clear weather will hold strong for one more day
- Overnight clouds with a system bringing snow to the south of BC, helped keep our temperatures at a balmy -5 this morning ;)
- A mix of sun and cloud will continue through this afternoon and a few flurries here or there is not out of the question (like Victoria saw this morning)
- Temperatures will still be sub-zero tonight and will still struggle to get above zero over the weekend but the arctic ridge will finally begin to shift east out of the region so outflows will diminish after a windy Saturday morning.. and Pacific systems will start to make their move
- At this point it looks like high clouds will roll in for Sunday along with the chance for some light snow/rain showers
- The bigger system though looks to hold off until Monday morning with precip starting off as snow for the south coast
- As the system continues to usher in milder Pacific air through Monday, temperatures will rise and freezing levels will climb to 500 to 1000 meters.
- Rain and strong winds will continue on Tuesday as yet another low pressure system slides in - an unsettled but seasonal rest of the week will prevail
- Ok now for snow totals - still a very tricky one to forecast this far out. Either way the precip will likely start to fall as snow Monday morning with such cold temps & grounds in place, but as for the rest of the day it could be more of a wintery-mix as temps hover around zero. Could be looking at everything from mostly rain to 5+cm by the end of the day. I think too early to talk about exact amounts but definitely a good time to remind people travelling on the holiday Monday to leave extra time or have alternate plans in mind
- As for the mountains, lots of snow coming starting Monday!