July 3, 2020

Get lucky stuck between the rain storms? Perfect Grey Cup watching or Christmas Tree Decorating weather on Sunday

  • Vancouver Island Inland Sections Forecast - No watches or warnings in effect.

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Friday 03 July 2020 - Friday night: Partly cloudy. 30 percent chance of showers this evening and after midnight. Low 10. Saturday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 21. UV index 8 or very high. Saturday night: Partly cloudy. Low 8. Sunday: Sunny. High 24. Sunday night: Increasing cloudiness. Low 11. Monday: Cloudy. High 20. Monday night: Cloudy. Low 11. Tuesday: Cloudy. High 20. Tuesday night: Cloudy. Low 13. Wednesday: Cloudy. High 20. Wednesday night: Cloudy. Low 13. Thursday: Cloudy. High 20.

Interesting forecast this weekend.  We have a few systems delivering rain to the region, but Port Alberni may just get spared the worst of it as some goes north of us and some goes south.

On Friday morning the models have us with a chance of showers this morning until about 10AM.

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But interestingly it has the heaviest rain for the rest of the day pulling back to the north and mostly missing us while Courtenay and Campbell River get hammered.  The mountain ranges (Mt. Washington and Sutton Pass) will feel the brunt of this though so be prepared for slush and sleet and snow on the high passes and deep Valley going North and West.  The air is quite cool and the heavy rain will turn to sleet and snow when it is at its heaviest.

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This looks to be mostly validating in the Satellite picture this morning.

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There is a large blob heading our way (bottom left) that will be the heavier rain that is supposed to track just north of us.

On Saturday morning the pattern reverses and we stay dry while points southwest of us and in Vancouver get wet.  (With possible sleet/snow on the Malahat).  We should stay dry on all day Saturday.

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On Sunday, the lucky times are over.

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Rain for everyone in the afternoon!  Great Grey Cup watching or Christmas Tree decorating weather!

Have a great weekend everyone!

Starting to feel a lot like Christmas? 🙂