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Grab your GORE-TEX! Fall forecasts look warm and drippy

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The Weather Network says those of us in BC can expect lots of rain

Other parts of the country may see an early taste of winter

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – You better soak up the late summer sunshine because the season is almost done and you might be soaking up something else soon enough. The first of the fall forecasts are being released and it is looking a little drippy in the days ahead.

The Weather Network has put out its predictions for the entire country and it is not ruling out an early taste of winter in many regions, but here in BC, warm and moist seem to be the buzzwords.

That’s also the take from NEWS 1130 Meteorologist Russ Lacate. “Clearly, the tone of the short-term forecast is that summer is far from over but the fall forecast features a continuation of the above normal temperatures into October and early November,” says Lacate. “But ultimately there will be a trend toward wetter than average weather, the rainfall amounts likely skewing 20 to 30 per cent soggier once we get beyond mid-November.”

For what it’s worth, we also spoke with the fine folks at the Old Farmers Almanac a few weeks back and they looked even further ahead to winter, predicting more cold and snow than normal, especially in December and January.