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B.C.: Unsettled weather through the weekend, but it won't be a washout

Thursday, March 26th 2020, 1:09 pm - Active pattern comes into play for B.C. with multiple systems

Thanks to an active pattern, British Columbia will go through several rounds of rain during the remaining days in March. Multiple fronts will trek through the province with the first one impacting the region until Friday afternoon. Details and timing, below.


WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Freezing levels will be in the 900-1200m range until Saturday
  • First of multiple systems moves in Thursday afternoon and lingers through Friday
  • Stay up-to-date on the weather ALERTS in your area

In the Lower Mainland and Vancouver island, rain will be the story in the coming days with multiple unsettled periods expected. The heaviest amounts will be along the central coast and western Vancouver Island. The first round of rain will begin Thursday afternoon and continue through Friday afternoon.

BCrain

However, the weekend won't be a complete washout as most areas will see dry periods, too, so people can go outside for brief periods. But the next few days will be overshadowed by the unsettled conditions. Round 2 is expected Saturday afternoon.

Freezing levels will remain within the 900-1200m range until Saturday, which will bring snow to some of the highway passes.

BCsnow

Somewhat good news is that temperatures will hover around seasonal in coastal areas, as reach close to 10°C through the weekend. This temperature trend will continue to dominate for the next little while, but a somewhat milder pattern is expected to develop as we get deeper into the first week of April.

Stay tuned to The Weather Network as we continue to update the forecasts.

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