September 23, 2020

Warmth returns for the weekend and summer

  • Vancouver Island Inland Sections Forecast - SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH IN EFFECT
    Issued: 6:07 PM PDT Wednesday 23 September 2020

    Forecast Issued 4:38 PM PDT Wednesday 23 September 2020 - Wednesday night: Showers at times heavy with risk of a thunderstorm. Amount 10 to 15 mm except 30 mm near thunderstorms. Windy this evening. Low 12. Thursday: Showers with risk of a thunderstorm. Amount 10 to 15 mm. High 16. UV index 1 or low. Thursday night: Cloudy. 60 percent chance of showers early in the evening. Rain beginning in the evening. Amount 15 to 25 mm. Low 11. Friday: Showers. Windy. High 18. Friday night: Rain. Low 10. Saturday: Periods of rain. High 20. Saturday night: Rain. Low 11. Sunday: Rain. High 17. Sunday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low 12. Monday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. High 18. Monday night: Cloudy periods. Low 11. Tuesday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 21.

We will have to suffer through another day or two of rain and cold, but the GFS and others are confidently predicting that we will dry out Saturday and Sunday.

The sun will not return full force though as we have plenty of activity off the coast shoving clouds our way. So expect one of those weekends of running back inside to get your sunglasses or to peel off a layer when the sun does break through. It will be mild so either way the outdoor will be a fine place to be.

Looking longer term, the Summer forecast (July, August, September) has been released at Accuweather

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As I’ve saying, and hoping, it looks like the cooler than normal temperature outlook is starting to pull away and we are now in the ‘normal’ outlook for summer highs.

The forecast has also shifted the drier than normal forecast onto our region from the interior. Well see if that translates into a more active fire season on the Island.

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