01/23/2014 06:22 EST | Updated 03/25/2014 05:59 EDT

Sunny Vancouver afternoons for the rest of the week

With a high-pressure system firmly in place, dry weather will continue to dominate the forecast right through the weekend, says CBC meteorologist Johanna Wagstaffe.

Under the inversion, fog and low clouds will continue to be a concern. The challenge will be to forecast how quickly the fog moves in during the morning hours before daytime heating burns it off. But there is a good chance that afternoons will be bright and sunny for most of Vancouver — amazing for this time of the year.

Temperatures will also be above seasonal, once we get out of the morning fog: 7 C to 9 C afternoon highs, 0 C to 1 C overnight lows, and extremely warm on the mountains.

The next chance of rain will come with a breakdown of our high-pressure system and an approaching Pacific system for Tuesday. It appears the region will return to a more typical January weather pattern at that point, along with some much-needed rain and mountain snow.

Watch Johanna's video outlook in the player above, and catch her full forecast on CBC News Vancouver at 5 and 6.