An Arctic blast is set to hit Richmond and the surrounding areas this weekend, with temperatures to plummet to minus 5.
The cold air is forecast to sweep in Saturday night at YVR, with the mercury not predicted to rise above zero all day Sunday and Monday.
And then, come Monday night and Tuesday, there is a 40 to 60 per cent chance of flurries in Richmond, according to Environment Canada, which has issued a special weather statement for the region.
“Gusty winds will accompany the arrival of the cold air, and the wind chill will make it feel even colder,” they added.
“A few days of outflow winds is expected through coastal valleys of the North and Central Coast (including Terrace, Prince Rupert, Kitimat, and Bella Coola) beginning Saturday morning.
“Outflow winds will spread to the Sea to Sky and Fraser Valley Saturday night.
“Temperatures are expected to gradually rise late next week, in early February. However, there remains significant uncertainty on the timing of a return to seasonal temperatures.”
For the latest forecast, go to the Environment Canada weather page.