Wagstaffe's Weather: Showers return to Vancouver Friday

The fine stretch of dry weather is coming to an end on Friday, but it's not a total wash-out weekend.

Dust those umbrellas off again — the rain returns to Vancouver

It looks bad I know - but there are a few good breaks in the forecast too. (Johanna Wagstaffe/CBC)

It's been a nice stretch of weather for the South Coast so far this week — but an approaching low-pressure system will bring the rain back Friday afternoon.

The day will start off with temperatures around 4 C for Vancouver, along with a brief mix of sun and cloud.

Increasing clouds will be followed by showers beginning just after the noon hour. Steady rain will continue through the afternoon and evening before ending overnight Friday. Afternoon highs around 10 C.

Snow levels will be high enough that the local mountains will get some rain Friday, but freezing levels will drop again behind the front for a return to snow.

So watch for messy mountain passes if you're travelling Saturday morning.

It's not a bad Saturday for the Lower Mainland though. A few lingering showers along with mainly cloudy skies, but we might get some sunny breaks in there as well.

Rain and strong winds are back though for Sunday. 

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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