July 10, 2020

Persistent borderline cold forecast

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

    Forecast Issued 05:00 AM PDT Friday 10 July 2020 - Friday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 21. UV index 9 or very high. Friday night: Mainly cloudy. 40 percent chance of showers overnight. Low 12. Saturday: Showers. High 17. UV index 3 or moderate. Saturday night: Cloudy with 70 percent chance of showers. Low 9. Sunday: Sunny. High 22. Sunday night: Cloudy. Low 12. Monday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 21. Monday night: Cloudy periods. Low 11. Tuesday: Cloudy. High 24. Tuesday night: Cloudy periods. Low 14. Wednesday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 22. Wednesday night: Cloudy periods. Low 14. Thursday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 23.

After a couple of wild days things should start to settle down today. Then the battle begins between the cold and the warm air.

The models have been pretty consistent with cold air, especially for later this week… but they aren’t totally unanimous.

The GFS has us getting mightily cold the first week of march… down to -20! I don’t see that happening at this point, but it’s something to consider as far as the direction we’re headed.

The Canadian model has us remaining pretty steady at or just above freezing. It doesn’t go past this Sunday though so, who knows what’s in store after that.

The European model seems to be similar to the Canadian model and has us staying at or above freezing until Friday, at which point cold air spreads in.

I think the take away message for the rest of this week is be prepared for anything. There won’t be a lot of precipitation after today, but when there is some, it may fall as snow in the higher elevations especially and you can also expect some nice clear breaks and probably some fog too.

Good old West Coast weather, don’t like the weather, just wait a few minutes. 🙂

10 thoughts on “Persistent borderline cold forecast

    1. if you are coming home tonight be careful…I think its gonna get a lot grosser before it gets any better, especially at higher elevations

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