The heaviest rain had finished with British Columbia by Saturday, but there's still a lot of this mostly unsettled weekend left to go, with another round of rain looking to move in later Sunday and still more later Monday. Mountain travellers should be mindful as well, with freezing levels dropping low enough for the highest passes to see some accumulating snow. Details and timing, below.
- Next system moves into southern B.C. Sunday afternoon and evening
- Freezing levels drop again Sunday, high-elevation snow continues
- More rain and snow likely late Monday, with freezing levels dropping even further
SUNDAY: COOLER, UNSETTLED WEATHER CONTINUES
Though not quite the rainmaker as the previous system, a new low-pressure system looks to impact British Columbia Sunday, making itself felt in Vancouver Island by the morning and reaching the Lower Mainland by the afternoon, with showers lingering into the evening.
In the mountains, freezing levels look to be around 1,500 metres, meaning some of the higher passes may see some flurries or light accumulations.
Winds will be breezy Sunday afternoon for the Strait of Georgia as well, with gusts of 50-70 km/h expected.
MONDAY AND BEYOND: THANKSGIVING RAIN LATER IN THE DAY, DRIER PATTERN NEXT WEEK
Thanksgiving Monday will not be completely rain-free, but it's not going to be all bad: Though earlier forecasts were somewhat more dire, it now looks like the next round of rain moves in later in the day Monday, lasting overnight through to Tuesday morning -- enough to make at least part, and maybe most, of Turkey Day dry.
Freezing levels will drop even further, however, down to 1,300 metres, and to 1200 metres by Tuesday -- enough for accumulating snow for the highest mountain passes, and a rain/snow mix elsewhere.
Beyond the long weekend, cooler and unsettled weather is expected to continue into mid-week, with daytime highs consistently in the mid teens.
However, forecasters are watching the potential for a period of warmer and drier weather during the second half of next week.
Check back regularly for updates as we continue to monitor the forecast.