Friday, March 5th 2021, 7:50 pm - After a soggy end to the week, the next storm for B.C. is already on the horizon.
A soggy, blustery end to the first week of March will see rain linger into early Saturday morning for B.C. Most of the rest of the day will be dry, but the breather will be short-lived, with the next storm already set to roll through Saturday night. More on the timing and impact, below.
THE WEEKEND: BRIEF BREAK SATURDAY, NEXT SYSTEM ARRIVES SOON
B.C. had a soggy sendoff to the first work week of March, with multiple rounds of Pacific moisture rolling through Vancouver Island and the lower mainland, along with some strong winds.
That rain looks to continue overnight somewhat into Saturday morning, by which time parts of western Vancouver Island will have picked up more than 50 mm of rain, with lesser amounts elsewhere.
There will be something of a break once that last round of moisture finally peters out, then another system moves in from the Pacific by Saturday. It won't be a washout by any means, but it's something to keep in mind when making weekend plans.
Strong winds are also a feature with this system, but unlike the past two days, the strongest gusts will be very firmly to the north, around Haida Gwaii and the North Coast, sparing more southern regions this time.
Freezing levels will be high enough that the system's snow potential will be largely confined to the higher elevations through Sunday.
Beyond the weekend, abundant sunshine and near-normal temperatures are on tap for much of next week.
Be sure to check back for the latest weather patterns across B.C.