Wagstaffe's Weather: Pineapple Express headed for Vancouver

A wet, warm and windy storm is headed for the South Coast Wednesday evening.

An atmospheric river will move into Vancouver for Wednesday evening

Well at least it's consistent. Three storms will make for a wet forecast right through to early next week. (Johanna Wagstaffe/CBC)

Wednesday will start off cloudy and dry, but a stream of moisture is headed our way.

Rain should hold off for most of the day — but by the early evening hours steady rain will beginning to move in from the south. 

Expect heavy rain throughout the evening and overnight hours, with gusty winds as well.

The system will start off bringing snow to the local mountains, but as warmer air is transported into the South Coast, snow levels will rise to above 1,800 meters by the end of the day.

Lingering showers will stick around for Thursday and Friday before another storm moves in Friday night.

Need a little hope in the forecast? Long-range forecasts have us finally coming out of this active weather pattern in about a week. 

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.

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