Be prepared for some extreme weather in Metro Vancouver this weekend.
While locals have been bracing themselves for the possibility of snow and cold weather, an arctic outflow warning is now in effect for the region that includes some near-record cold temperatures.
Environment Canada has issued a weather warning for Metro Vancouver that states that arctic winds and falling temperatures will combine to produce wind chill values below minus 20.
“An arctic ridge of high pressure over the B.C. interior will bring strong and bitterly cold outflow winds to coastal communities beginning Saturday night,” reads the warning.
Temperatures are expected to remain well below seasonal and will bottom out near-record cold temperatures into next week. The cold weather is expected to subside on Wednesday as temperatures increase.