VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – Brace yourself for some wicked weather this weekend. The rain Friday morning will taper off into scattered showers in the afternoon, but the weekend may be a washout with heavier rain for parts of Saturday and Sunday.
While Friday’s 10 to 15 millimetres of rain is seasonal, a storm over the weekend will steer an atmospheric river across the coast, bringing 50 to 100 mm of rain to the area over Saturday and Sunday.
A soaring freezing level will mean rain over local peaks as well.
Today’s Metro #Vancouver forecast is seasonal stuff: 10-15 mm of #rain this am then tapering off. #Weekend #storm steers an #AtmosphericRiver across the coast bringing 50-100 mm rainfall from mid-Saturday to mid-Sunday. Soaring freezing level means rain over the local peaks too. pic.twitter.com/4ANbjfofZU
— Russ Lacate (@NEWS1130Weather) November 15, 2019
On Friday, the high will be 12, with highs of 11 and 13 respectively on Saturday and Sunday. The rain will be lighter on Saturday morning but get heavy by the evening.
On Saturday night, it will dip down to 5 degrees as the rain comes down during its heaviest period.
A Special Weather Statement issued by Environment Canada Thursday afternoon also calls for significant wind, with the worst of the wind and rain headed for the North Shore, Maple Ridge and Coquitlam.
There’s also a chance of showers on Monday and Tuesday next week.