Unsettled First Week Back..More Heavy Rain Possible...Sep 03rd
- A very wet start for those back to school today! A couple strong lines of rain tracked from south to north across the south coast this am. Last night, some strong but very localized thunderstorms developed on Vancouver Island- this is what led to the flooding around 8pm last night in Parksville.
- The low pressure system responsible will continue to spin around bands of clouds and showers today but the worst of it moved through this am
- We may also continue to see thunderstorms this aft especially towards the mountains
- A break in the clouds this afternoon/evening is not out of the question but fog patches will develop through the overnight and linger tomorrow morning
- Tomorrow will come with more sunshine after the am fog, but afternoon showers are also in the forecast as we get a bit of a break between pulses of moisture from the offshore low pressure system
- Thursday, we get back into into and looks like it may be a heavy rain day - first look maybe 10-20 mm for Vancouver but higher amounts in the mountains
- System hangs around for Friday and maybe Saturday showers but hoping for the sun back on Sunday at this point
- Parksville flooding: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/
british-columbia/story/2013/ 09/03/bc-parksville-flooding- storm.html
Wet East Coast too
- Rainfall warnings in place for Halifax for over 60 mm today with same system that brought storms and flooding to Quebec yesterday
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