Cooling, clearing, drying trend through Wednesday. Disagreements on Snow potential

  • Vancouver Island Inland Sections Forecast - SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT IN EFFECT
    Issued: 4:43 PM PST Thursday 22 February 2018

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PST Thursday 22 February 2018 - Thursday night: Clear. Increasing cloudiness after midnight. Low minus 5. Friday: Cloudy. Snow beginning early in the morning. Snow mixed with rain late in the afternoon. Snowfall amount 5 to 10 cm. High plus 2. Friday night: Light snow mixed with drizzle changing to flurries in the evening and ending overnight then cloudy. Local snowfall amount 2 to 4 cm. Low minus 3. Saturday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 8. Saturday night: Periods of rain or snow. Low zero. Sunday: Showers. High plus 5. Sunday night: Cloudy periods with 40 percent chance of flurries. Low minus 2. Monday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 8. Monday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of rain showers or flurries. Low plus 1. Tuesday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 7. Tuesday night: Cloudy with 40 percent chance of rain showers or flurries. Low plus 1. Wednesday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 7.

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This morning will start cloudy again but this should be the last day of low cloud as we shift back to an Arctic outflow type situation.

The great image below shows the dry, and cold, air streaming out of the Interior, over the Island and out to the Pacific by Tuesday morning.

That is a pretty clear signal that cold air is on the way and by Wednesday morning our forecast low is minus 5.

Environment Canada has snow in the forecast for Thursday and Friday but the UWash models are completely dry until at least Saturday so we will have to wait for things to shake down.

They all agree on the cold and the sun though so bundle up and get your sunglasses out.

Happy Monday!