Vancouver showers back on Wednesday and beyond

An atmospheric river moving in across the Pacific Northwest will usher in rounds of showers and rain right through to the weekend.
The rain is back thanks to an active weather pattern for the rest of the week. (Johanna Wagstaffe/CBC)

Hold on to those memories of the Tuesday sunshine, Vancouver.

You'll need them as we head into another wet couple of days.

A stream of moisture, originating all the way from Hawaii, has lined up with Washington for Wednesday. As the warm front of the system pushes north, rounds of showers will slide into Vancouver through the day.

Temperatures will once again be above seasonal, at around 10 C to 11 C for Metro Vancouver.

The rain will slide in as bands of showers, rather than steady rain, so it won't be a total wash-out on Wednesday. Showers will continue through Thursday before a stronger system hits us on Friday.

There is still some hope for some sun this weekend.

An atmospheric river (or Pineapple Express as they are known colloquially) is setting up over the Pacific Northwest over the next few days ushering warm and wet weather straight from Hawaii. (Johanna Wagstaffe/CBC)

About the Author

Johanna Wagstaffe

Senior Meteorologist

Johanna Wagstaffe is a senior meteorologist for CBC, covering weather and science stories, with a background in seismology and earth science. Her weekly segment, Science Smart, answers viewers' science-related questions.