Rain Round 1 Over, Round 2 Starts Tonight.. Luckily the Systems are Mainly Night Crawlers...April 5th

  • The first system brought steady rain overnight to much of southern BC (~25-35mm in past 24hrs for Vancouver)... the rain is still falling across parts of the interior as the system tracks east but is clearing up now for most of metro Vancouver
  • While showers will hang on a bit longer out towards Abbotsford & Chiliwack, look for a decent break right through to this evening
  • Temperatures are still failry mild and freezing levels are up around 2000 m today so still looking at rain for the mountains & passes
  • Meanwhile the arctic front in NE BC has descended in Prince George. Temps have gone from 10 degrees yesterday, to 12 hours of snow starting juts after midnight and wind chill sin the -11 range right now! The Peace region will stay in the arctic air for another day
  • The second rain-maker will arrive this evening for Vancouver..bringing another round of 15-30 mm to the region overnight and into Saturday morning. Gusty conditions will accompany this one as well
  • Freezing levels will start to drop by a few hundreds meters so rain will change over to snow for the local mountains
  • Once again looks like most of the day will be dry tomorrow between the two systems before system 3 brings light rain Saturday evening and through the day Sunday
  • Monday it still looks like we switch to a drier NW flow for a day with rain returning mid-week
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Return to Winter for the Prairies
  • Light snow moved into central Alberta (&Edmonton) overnight and has been snowing every since. About 3 cm on the ground in YEG but up to 10 cm but the end of the day with wind chills in the double digits
  • NO snowfall warnings are in place any longer but a general 5 to 10 cm with this system today 
  • The cold air is pushing into Sk as well where Regina & Saskatoon will get around 5 cm today.. And temps will stay cold for the next few days across the Prairies

Atlantic Canada Storm A'Coming
  • A low pressure system developing off the American East Coast will approach Southwestern Newfoundland overnight. The low will continue to deepen on Saturday as it tracks across Central Newfoundland and out to sea in the evening.
  • Over Western and Northern Newfoundland: snow will develop overnight and persist into Saturday.
  • For St John's and the Avalon high winds and heavy rains have promoted warnings for the worst to hit overnight until tomorrow afternoon 

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Vancouver Weather

Tuesday

Mainly cloudy

21°C

Wednesday

Chance of showers

20°C

Thursday

Chance of showers

18°C

Friday

Chance of showers

16°C

Saturday

Chance of showers

20°C