With the weekend now upon us, B.C. will be impacted by a wintry mix of weather, thanks to a trough moving in from the Pacific Ocean. This system will bring rain to parts of the Lower Mainland, while snow will fall in higher elevations. Details and timing, below.
- Rain for the coast on the weekend, 60-90 mm expected through Sunday
- Stay up-to-date on the ALERTS in your area
WEEKEND WASHOUT AHEAD, SNOW POSSIBLE
A new system will track into the region by Saturday morning and will bring impacts throughout Sunday. Gusty winds will develop and will continue through Saturday afternoon for the Central Coast with gusts reaching up to 90 km/h.
Freezing levels will approach 1000 m Saturday, which means that highway passes run the risk of seeing snow. Vancouver and Victoria will warm up back to seasonal values, so precipitation will fall as rain on Saturday.
Persistent rain will continue throughout Saturday and will then become scattered for Sunday. Through Sunday, many areas along the B.C. coast could receive 60-90 mm of rain.
Conditions become drier late Sunday night into Monday, but another front is expected to bring more rain for Monday night and into Tuesday morning.
LOOK AHEAD: DRY OR WET START TO THE NEW YEAR?
Parts of Western Canada are seeing the chance for active weather on New Year's Eve. British Columbia will be unsettled for the remainder of the year with a few dry periods. However, the timing of a system that will be moving out of the region on Dec. 31 will be key for whether or not this region will see a dry start to 2020.
Stay tuned to The Weather Network for the latest forecast updates.