Wagstaffe's Weather: Sunny Good Friday for Vancouver

The long weekend forecast will include some rain but lots of sun.

Sunshine is back for Vancouver just in time for the long weekend

And eggcellent forecast if you can look past the Sunday rain. (Johanna Wagstaffe/CBC)

Skies are clearing out through Friday to kick off a decent long weekend forecast.

We will start the day though with overcast skies, but as a high pressure ridge builds in, conditions should clear through the day.

Chilly morning temperatures of just 4 C will warm back up to an 11 C by the afternoon.

Mixed (basket) for the weekend

An area of low pressure will attempt to swing in for Saturday. Most of the rain will stay off on Vancouver Island and we should just get clipped with a few more clouds for Saturday.

There's no avoiding the rain on Sunday though. Heavy rain will fall through the morning hours as a Pacific front pushed inland. But we could see some late day clearing.

Great long-range forecast

High pressure is back for the Monday. And we get to keep it all week! That means sunny skies and warming temperatures. By the end of next week we could be flirting with the high teens.

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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