Environment Canada is anticipating a snap of cold weather will hit Vancouver Island in the next few days.

Meteorologist Matt MacDonald said the rain will stop and the temperatures will drop.

“We’ve got this weak disturbance that’s going to slide its way down the island on Friday, delivering some light showers throughout the day,” said MacDonald. “In behind that disturbance, we’re going to get northerly winds set up for the foreseeable future, right through the weekend into the middle of next week.

MacDonald expects it to be dry and sunny, but the temperatures will dip and it will likely be the coolest spell of this type of weather that we’ve seen this season.

MacDonald said these systems aren’t uncommon.

“We typically see these ridges of high pressure set up over the Interior of the province and what that does is it pushes all the cold air out from the Interior, out to the coast,” said MacDonald.

MacDonald said North Cowichan received half a month’s worth of precipitation in a day and a half recently.