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Rainstorm heading toward Vancouver, up to 30 mm expected by Wednesday morning

Last Updated Jul 9, 2019 at 11:19 am PDT

Summary

Heavy rains are on the way to Vancouver, with up to 30 mm expected in some areas by Wednesday morning

Showers are forecast to start before sunset, which is expected to turn into heavy rain overnight

Downpours mid-summer are typically due to isolated thunderstorms, so a widespread rainstorm like this is unsual for July

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — Rainstorms aren’t something Vancouverities typically think about in July.

But while it’s starting out clear and sunny — and it will be mild and dry for much of the day — it’s likely to get very wet tonight, and not just in one area.

Showers are forecast to start before sunset, which is expected to turn into heavy rain overnight and last into the morning rush hour. Up to 30 millimeters is expected, while most areas will see 15-25 millimeters.

Typically, downpours mid-summer are because of isolated thunderstorms, but in this case, the forecast is calling for widespread rain. The worst of it is expected through the night as this big weather system picks up steam across the Pacific.

The drive home should be okay, but the morning commute could be another story.

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