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Brr! Vancouver forecast calling for temperatures to dip down to a frigid -8°C

Here is how much snowfall ⛄ to expect this week, too.
Some very cold weather is due to arrive in Metro Vancouver on Christmas weekend. File photo: Dan Toulgoet.

Be prepared for some frigid overnight lows this weekend in the city. 

While locals have been privy to some subzero temperatures over the past week, the Vancouver weather forecast includes several opportunities for freezing cold on the weekend and continuing into next week.

An Arctic air mass currently sitting over the Interior of B.C. is expected to move towards the coast over the next few days, clashing with the wet Pacific air that's in Vancouver now.

Starting on Tuesday (Dec. 21), Environment Canada calls for snow mixed with rain and a daytime high of 1°C with an overnight low of 2°C. Wednesday is expected to see rain, but Thursday's forecast includes another opportunity for flurries as temperatures dip down to freezing overnight. 

There may be snow or rain on Christmas Eve during the day and periods of snowfall overnight as temperatures drop down to -3°C. Following this, the Christmas Day forecast includes periods of snowfall during the day a chance of flurries overnight. However, temperatures are expected to drop down to a frigid -7°C overnight. 

The cold weather is expected to continue on Boxing Day, with a daytime high of -2°C and an overnight low of -8°C. Monday is also expected to see chilly sub-zero temperatures. 

Metro Vancouver weather forecast 

Photo via Environment Canada

Wondering what kind of weather to expect in the Lower Mainland over the rest of the winter? 

While this season may be colder than average, Environment Canada Meteorologist Bobby Sekhon tells Vancouver Is Awesome in a telephone interview that every winter offers the possibility for extreme weather events, regardless of the long-term forecast. 

Have a look at Environment Canada's long-term winter forecast for the Metro Vancouver region. 

With a file from Brendan Kergin

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