Few Showers Tomorrow, But Escaping the Worst of it this Weekend...Oct 4th
- Gorgeous sky to start the day but clouds are steadily rolling in from the northwest ahead of a frontal system that is sliding south
- Right now the front is draped over the central coast where there are wind warnings in place for 100+ km.h wind gusts today
- By this evening we may see a few showers show up as far south as Powell River, Squamish and the north shore
- But the system basically stalls out in that position keeping most of metro Vancouver dry over the weekend - our best chance to see showers will be tomorrow morning but it will be mainly just Saturday clouds to contend with. And even then looks like things may begin to clear Sat pm for a sunnier Sunday
- The front will finally drop through YVR on Monday but at that point it may have dried out
- Cloudy but mild (14-15 degrees) through early next week
Tropical Storm Karen
- The storm is still located over the central Gulf of Mexico is is slowly moving towards the southern US for landfall this weekend
- Since Karen is expected to make a sharp course change to the northeast near the time it approaches the south coast of Louisiana, the models show a wide range of possible landfall locations: Somewhere along the upper Gulf Coast from southeast of New Orleans to west of Panama City, FL, late Saturday evening into early Sunday morning, bringing heavy rain, gusty winds, rough seas and perhaps severe thunderstorms.
- Still a lot of uncertainty in the exact track but the chance of restrengthening to hurricane status is fairly low.. there is a possibility of two landfalls though: one over Louisiana and the other between southern Mississippi to the western part of the Florida Panhandle.
- A variety of Hurricane Watches, Tropical Storm Warnings and Tropical Storm watches are in place for the south coast
Blizzard Conditions for Wyoming, South Dakota
- Blizzard conditions will continue to affect eastern Wyoming, western South Dakota and northwestern Nebraska Friday, shutting down travel. In some areas, the snow will fall at the rate of 5 cm per hour.
- This is part of the same storm that hit BC last weekend - thanks to a push of cold Canadian air from the North it has morphed into a snowstorm for some
Big Wildfire Threat to Cali This Weekend
- The wildfire threat is significant in Southern California as Santa Ana winds blast across much of Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara counties.
- Peak wind gusts of 90-110 kmph will occur through the mountains of Los Angeles and Ventura counties with isolated gusts as high as 140 kmph.
- The Los Angeles National Weather Service said this is the highest wildfire threat in the past five years, due to the strong Santa Ana winds.
** With wildfires, tropical storm, and snowstorms already in the mix - throw in a potential tornado outbreak tonight in the US Midwest and you've got yourself a good mix of Freaky Friday weather in the US **
Wind Warnings Newfoundland
- An exiting low pressure system will continue to bring high wind gusts to the Rock tonight
- St John's has seen wind gusts over 70 km/h today and wind warnings are in place through this evening