A rest then rain returns Saturday night – Cold air on the horizon

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    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PST Monday 19 February 2018 - Monday night: Mainly cloudy. 40 percent chance of flurries overnight. Low minus 5. Tuesday: Mainly cloudy with 40 percent chance of flurries in the morning and early in the afternoon. Clearing late in the afternoon. High plus 1. Tuesday night: Clear. Low minus 6. Wednesday: Cloudy with 30 percent chance of flurries. High plus 1. Wednesday night: Clear. Low minus 6. Thursday: A mix of sun and cloud. High plus 4. Thursday night: Cloudy periods. Low minus 4. Friday: Cloudy. High plus 4. Friday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of rain showers or flurries. Low zero. Saturday: Cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. High 6. Saturday night: Cloudy with 30 percent chance of rain showers or flurries. Low plus 1. Sunday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 6.

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After yesterday’s exciting, which was more exciting in the Cowichan Valley (there are still many without power) than here, we all get a break today and Saturday.

A small ridge of high pressure is building in that will give us clear days and cold nights.  It got down to 3°C last night.

On Saturday night a small front with pass through:

A weak front sliding down the Island from the North

If the model is correct though, the rain will pass by Sunday morning and the rest of Sunday should be dry.

Next week shows the possibility of temperatures getting below zero. If you haven’t got your cold weather tires on (M+S or Snow tires with good tread) you might want to do that this weekend. Below around 3°C is when those cold weather tires start to pay off and if you go over the Hump or Sutton pass, they are the law.

This is the temperature map for Wednesday morning.

 

Light blues are just above or below freezing. Purples are around minus 10°C in the Interior. Brrr.

 

Have a wonderful weekend!