Very rainy weekend coming.

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

    Forecast Issued 11:00 AM PDT Wednesday 23 May 2018 - Wednesday: Sunny. High 29. Humidex 31. UV index 7 or high. Wednesday night: Partly cloudy. Fog patches developing before morning. Low 10. Thursday: Mainly cloudy. Fog patches dissipating in the morning. High 25. UV index 6 or high. Thursday night: Cloudy periods. Low 9. Friday: Sunny. High 23. Friday night: Clear. Low 9. Saturday: Sunny. High 21. Saturday night: Cloudy. Low 8. Sunday: Cloudy. High 23. Sunday night: Cloudy periods. Low 11. Monday: Sunny. High 22. Monday night: Clear. Low 11. Tuesday: Sunny. High 23.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    26.1° C
    -0.9 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    100.66 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    SSW 20.5 km/h
    gusting 32.2 km/h
    Humidity
    43 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    26.1° C
    Heat Index
    26.1° C
    Dewpoint
    12.5° C
    UV
    5.9
    Solar
    951 W/m2
    Last Updated: 15:00:00 PST
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    0.0 mm
    Day ET
    0.8 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    04:45
    Moon Phase
    First quarter (69% full)
    Civil Set
    21:47
    Day Length
    13:15:59
    Day High
    27.3° C @ 13:21 Tdy.
    Day Low
    11.4° C @ 05:57 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    0.0mm/hr00:00
    Day High Barometer
    101.01 kPa @ 06:43 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    100.66 kPa @ 14:43 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    11.4° C @ 05:57 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    27.6° C @ 13:20 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 20.5km/h @ 15:00 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    986W/m2 @ 14:11 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    6.8 @ 13:28 Tdy.

Incoming! 🙂 (Sunday Night)

 

Update: Flurries possible due to low temps.

We are still only just above freezing.  As such, we can expect the rain this afternoon to possibly start as flurries or wet snow.  It should not last and should change to rain pretty quickly but you never know sometimes. 🙂

Stay safe out there.

 

The rain earlier this week was just a taste of what is coming on the weekend.

Friday afternoon.
Friday afternoon.

The showers should begin around noon today and then strengthen to rain in the afternoon.

Friday night
Midnight Saturday

However, as you can see above the strongest rain and potential for wind will come overnight Saturday.  The main force of the system should hit around midnight on Saturday… Strong winds are only a small threat riht now.

Winds midnight saturday
Winds midnight saturday

The rain will continue most of Saturday before letting up in the afternoon.  While Environment Canada says we will stay cool around 5°C, the Uwash model says we could get up to the 8°C range Saturday or Sunday which would be nice.

Overnight into saturday
Saturday afternoon

However, a second system will approach the coast again Saturday night.

Sunday morning
Sunday midnight

Light showers will start again around midnight Sunday and then the full brunt of the system marches in Sunday morning.

Sunday
Sunday

It will last the rest of Sunday and it should be warmer than Saturday and will include a chance of gusty winds as well.

So, plenty of rain coming.  The total for the weekend between 4AM Saturday and 4AM Monday is up to 30mm.  With a little extra Friday.

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Happy Friday everyone! Have a great weekend.