Slight Chance of Thunderstorms/rain today and Friday. Great weekend!

The pleasant weather is set to continue! There is a slight chance of thunderstorms this afternoon as you can see in the purple areas of the image below.
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As you can see though, most of the risk will be on the East coast of the Island. There will be some showers related to this stormy weather, but it is also not supposed to creep much past the east coast.
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There will be another chance of thundershowers on Friday, but it should be even weaker and only affect the extreme southern portions of the Island.

Once that excitement is through, the weekend looks pretty great!

Happy Thursday!

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Did you see the Meteor?

Did you? I totally missed it but it sounds like if you were outside last night around 10:10PM you would have seen one heck of a lightshow.

(Note: the image in the post is just a generic image, not an image of the meteor last night).

Twitter and Facebook predictably exploded with sightings from Alberni, Victoria, Nanaimo, Vancouver and even as far away as Kamloops!

If you saw it, consider submitting your report to this website.

http://lunarmeteoritehunters.blogspot.ca/

And please do post it in the comments here for folks to read. There are some pretty amazing accounts.

18AUG2014 derrik shanahan north vancouver b c canada 22 15 pm pacific time 2 or 3 sec s e to n w white fire ball brighter than moon apx 5 parts light up the sky then observed the fireball breaking up

18AUG2014 Charles Lamoureux Vancouver BC Canada 2210 3-4 seconds S-NW right to left if facing north Turquoise green and huge!! Lit up all of Vancouver in green sun Large flash and disappeared but had initial small fragments around it entering the atmosphere , very emerald green, fantastic and almost size of my fist Was stargazing and just missed recording it on film…darn!!

I have to echo that last one! Unfortunately I didn’t get it on my webcam. It sounds like it was further to the east than my camera was pointing. Oh well. Next time I will have a 360° camera set up and I’ll get it!

Should be a nice day today!