Sun done for now. One two three punch of showers and rain coming

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

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Tuesday 24 April 2018 - Tuesday night: Clearing this evening. Low plus 4. Wednesday: Sunny. High 25. UV index 5 or moderate. Wednesday night: Clear. Low plus 5. Thursday: Sunny. High 26. Thursday night: Clear. Low 7. Friday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 23. Friday night: Cloudy periods. Low 7. Saturday: A mix of sun and cloud with 30 percent chance of showers. High 22. Saturday night: Cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. Low 7. Sunday: Cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. High 15. Sunday night: Cloudy periods. Low plus 5. Monday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 16.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    8.3° C
    -1.4 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    102 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    N/A 0.0 km/h
    gusting 0.0 km/h
    Humidity
    78 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    8.3° C
    Heat Index
    8.3° C
    Dewpoint
    4.7° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 1:35:00 PST
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    0.0 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    05:32
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (76% full)
    Civil Set
    21:03
    Day Length
    13:17:07
    Day High
    10.6° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low
    8.3° C @ 01:32 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    102 kPa @ 01:13 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    101.93 kPa @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    8.3° C @ 01:32 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    10.6° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 0.0km/h @ 00:05 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    0W/m2 @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.0 @ 00:00 Tdy.

The warm temperatures are going to stick around, but the sun is done for at least a few days.

We are looking first at a one two punch this evening, first by a weak frontal blob (technical term) around sundown, and then a stronger front with rain going through around midnight and into the early morning of Friday.
Here are the blobs as they approach this evening.

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Here is the total rainfall we should expect. Blue is up to 16mm.

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The rain should end by around 7AM Friday morning, but some showers may linger through the day after the front passes through. It might clear up a bit Friday afternoon and evening.

The rest will be short lived.

Starting 7AM Saturday morning a stronger and slower system will move in giving us rain straight through Saturday not stopping until around Midnight on Sunday.

The totals below up to Sunday morning are up to 32mm.

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That won’t be the end of the showers though as there will be significant showers lingering through much of the day Sunday. It looks like it won’t finally dry out completely until late Sunday night.

Monday and Tuesday look OK but Wednesday next week might see rain too.

It’s definitely spring, a little bit of everything!