It appears that the cold Arctic air that had Vancouver Island and the south coast of BC in its icy grip has started to recede. What that means for Vancouver Islanders is a return to more typical winter temperatures and conditions. Highs will sit between 3 and 7 C for the next few days, depending on your location.Overnight lows will around zero, or just below freezing for the next few days, although clear skies Wednesday and Thursday will bring overnight lows to -2 C or -3 C. Parts of the island at higher elevations may see wet flurries over the next few days, but no large accumulations of snow are expected – possibly another 2 or 3 centimetres in some areas such as east Vancouver Island, the Cowichan Valley, and inland areas of the Island. Look for sunshine Wednesday and Thursday as high pressure briefly moves over the region. Veronica Cooper takes a look at your long-range forecast.