11/19/2013 05:37 EST | Updated 01/25/2014 04:01 EST

Cold but clear week ahead for B.C.

Yesterday's storm system is exiting B.C. leaving behind fresh snow for the mountain passes, but blue skies and brisk winds in its wake, says CBC meteorologist Johanna Wagstaffe.

Blue skies will prevail all week long for the South Coast, now under the influence of a cold high-pressure system. Those gusty northwest winds will continue to blow to over 60 km/h this afternoon for Vancouver before finally easing overnight when temperatures will drop below zero.

The coldest day of the week will be Thursday, when Vancouver will struggle to get above 3 C as an afternoon high. With cooler air at higher elevations (head to the mountains!) Vancouver could see some morning fog before clearing to blues skies, right through the weekend.

Catch Johanna's full forecast on CBC News Vancouver at 5 and 6.