Steady Rain Starting...Cold Stretch Ahead...Oct 18th

Good afternoon! Just some light drizzle to start the day for Vancouver, but the main front is quickly sliding in. Looks like the rain is just starting and will continue into Friday. And then get those red mitts ready..cold air outbreak begins this weekend.

@gskygreenwalls Gastown Thu am

- First look at amounts around 10-20 mm for metro Vancouver. But Howe Sound is under a rainfall warning for 60 mm today & tonight
- The cold front of the system will pass tomorrow afternoon with clearing conditions for the second half of the day- may even see the sun!
- But the cold front will usher in some of the coldest air this season..snow levels will drop dramatically for Friday night and even the lowest mountain passes could be looking at slushy snow
- The weekend will likely not get into the double digits and it looks like the colder air will remain in place through next week as well'
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