Light, but it’s there.

After 20 long, dry, and hot days in October, we are finally receiving our first rain shower of the month. This is the first time Alberniweather has had measurable rain since September 28 (1.3mm) and only the 6th time since July 15th.

This station hasn’t measured more than 5 millimetres of rain in a day since July 4 and hasn’t had multiple days in a row with rain since July 6.

It’s been a long time.

Showers continue through Friday

It’s unlikely we’ll get a large amount of rain. Maybe 10mm at most, though there have been reports of some downpours in isolated areas on the Lower Mainland. The rain will also help the air quality.

Expect these showers to continue through the morning and into the afternoon. It’ll taper off in the evening but we might see another band of showers push down the Island overnight.

Mostly Dry Saturday/Sunday then stronger rain

It looks like we will dry out on Saturday and especially Sunday, but another, stronger system is forecast for Sunday night. We could see some heavy rain in the high terrain on the Island.

We might see some gusty winds with this system as well. We’ll see. Forecasts are continuing to be somewhat over-eager on the rain/wind potential a few days out.

As it is, get out and enjoy the moisture falling for free from the sky!

Hoping your gardens and lawns and all critters appreciate the drink.

Happy Friday!

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