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From a rainy Tuesday to a sunny weekend: This week’s weather in New West

No snow in New Westminster: The temperature will drop this week — but unlike the Interior, no snow is forecast for the Lower Mainland
A mixed bag of weather is forecast for New West this week - but no snow.

The temperature is dropping in the Lower Mainland this week – but, unlike some parts of the province, no snow is in the forecast.

Today’s forecast for New West is mainly cloudy with a chance of showers tonight.

Tuesday, Oct. 24 will be wet and windy, with rain beginning in the morning and winds picking up in the morning, according to Environment Canada.

For folks who are heading out of town, Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for the Coquihalla Highway, from Merritt to Kamloops. Periods of snow are expected this afternoon until Tuesday night on highway passes in the Southern Interior.

“A slow-moving arctic front will bring lowering freezing levels and the first snow of the season to the Southern Interior highway passes. … Due to the convective nature of the snow, it can be heavy at times and 5 to 10 cm is possible,” said the special weather statement. “Over the other highway passes, periods of snow are expected from tonight to Tuesday night, with total snowfall amounts near 5 to 10 cm.”


For the latest hyper local weather updates, check out the New West Weatherhood forecast on the Record’s website.

After periods of rain on Tuesday and Wednesday, Weatherhood is forecasting that the skies in New West will begin to clear on Thursday,. Full sun is forecast for Friday, Oct. 27 and Saturday, Oct. 28, with a mix of sun and cloud on Sunday, Oct. 29.

Nighttime temperatures are dropping this week, going down to a chilly 0C on Friday and 1C on Saturday.

Looking ahead to next week, the Weather Network’s forecast calls for clears skies on Tuesday, Oct. 31. With a low of 6C forecast for Halloween night, the conditions look great for all those trick or treaters.