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BC: One more rainy blast from atmospheric river before drier days

Monday, October 21st 2019, 6:30 pm - Hope to dry out from this soggy spell is on the horizon, B.C.

It's a narrow band of tropically-sourced moisture that's made for a very soggy Monday for parts of the B.C. South Coast. An atmospheric river has its sights set on the region through Monday night, and that means a blast of another 50 to 75 mm of rain is on the way for some. There are some drier days on the horizon, however, as a pattern shift takes us toward the end of October. We take a look at what to expect for the week ahead, below.

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WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Additional rounds of rain for the coast through early Tuesday
  • High-elevation snow expected along Coast Mountains, Cascades
  • Dry spell arriving for mid-week and beyond as high pressure builds
  • Stay aware of weather ALERTS in your area

WATCH BELOW: ONE MORE ROUND OF RAIN FOR B.C. BEFORE DRIER DAYS

Rain returned to round out the weekend for much of the B.C. coast, and the start of the new workweek won't bring much in the way of change as a few additional weak systems crash in from the Pacific.

While accumulations with these pulses of moisture aren't expected to amount to much for most of the region, Vancouver Island's west coast and the higher terrain of the Lower Mainland will stay soggy through Monday night.

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The good news is, a longer dry spell is right on the doorstep.

DRIER DAYS FOR MID-WEEK

A more extended break from the rain is on the way as the upper-level pattern starts to shift on Tuesday, cutting off the flow of moisture -- at least for now. An area of high pressure building over the coast will turn off the firehose of systems and give the coast a few days to dry out for the latter half of the week.

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Warmer temperatures are expected with the drier weather and, though some additional rain is likely by the weekend, a generally milder, drier pattern is expected to take us through the last week of October and into November.

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