The stormy conditions that have bathed much of British Columbia for the past couple of days will continue to subside on Thursday. The province will catch a quick break through Friday ahead of the next storm system heading toward the North Coast to start the weekend. More on what to expect heading into the first week of October, below.
THURSDAY: RAINY, BREEZY CONDITIONS SUBSIDE THROUGH THE DAY
The unsettled weather that brought plenty of rain and gusty winds to B.C. this week will taper off through the day on Thursday.
The low-pressure system responsible for the foul weather of late will continue moving east into Alberta, allowing calmer conditions to prevail for the next two days. Most rainfall warnings and wind warnings have dropped across the province as conditions improve.
Parts of the Lower Mainland could see another 5-15 mm of rain through the rest of Thursday before the last of the showers move out of the region.
Winds will calm for most through the evening hours, a far cry from the gusty winds we saw overnight Wednesday into Thursday. Comox gusted to 67 km/h late Wednesday night.
LAND SLIPPAGE PROMPTS EVACUATION ALERT
A land slippage in the vicinity of Frizzi Road and North Mackenzie Avenue has prompted the City of Williams Lake to activate its Emergency Operations Centre at Level 2.
As a precautionary measure, the Green Acres Mobile Home Park has been placed on evacuation alert, and on Wednesday afternoon, six properties there were upgraded to an evacuation order. The city has notified all relevant agencies and is working with Emergency Management BC to address the situation as it evolves.
As well, a state of local emergency has been declared to allow the city to undertake extraordinary measures to respond to and limit any damage.
LOOK AHEAD: UNSETTLED WEATHER POSSIBLE THROUGH NEXT WEEK
Another low-pressure system will approach the North Coast during the day on Friday, bringing more heavy rain and gusty winds to the region. Some areas could see an additional 50 mm of rain from the impending system.
A centre of high pressure over the U.S. Pacific Northwest should largely protect southwestern B.C. from the approaching cold front, fending off the bulk of the rain and the wind. However, some showers are possible in the Lower Mainland on Saturday evening and Sunday morning.
The South Coast could see another round of significant rains early next week, with more unsettled weather possible throughout the week. High temperatures in Vancouver will hover around seasonal through the middle of next week.
Check back for the latest forecast for British Columbia.