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.
Estimating the first few showers will arrive in Metro #Vancouver between the dinner hour and sunset, so quality time on the patio may be in jeopardy! Heavier #rain tonight and early Wednesday bringing 15-25 mm to most areas, but upwards of 30 mm near downtown. @NEWS1130 pic.twitter.com/BN36dYlpq9
— Russ Lacate (@NEWS1130Weather) July 9, 2019
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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