A blast of balmy weather is on the way for Metro Vancouver next week, and it may be a sign the worst of the winter is over.
Global BC Meteorologist Micheal Kuss says seasonal temperatures are expected to be back on Monday with highs up to 10 degrees.
Warmer temperatures and rain is expected for the South Coast, but there is a slight chance of snow before the warm air pushes in.
“We’re finally getting more of a, what we call a zonal pattern, more of a Pacific push of air as oppose to getting that cold arctic air dropping down from the north east, we’re getting the warmer air coming off the pacific end from the west.”
And as for the big freeze, Kuss says the clock is running out.
“The possibility of long stretches of cold arctic air hanging around become a lot less likely as we get into February.”
He says the odds of another dose of winter appear even lower, as warmer air coming off the Pacific is expected to stick around for a while.