Keep your umbrella handy this weekend.
Environment Canada is calling for plenty of precipitation in Vancouver over the weekend and some showers to kick off the start of next week.
On Friday (April 1), April Fools' Day, the forecast includes periods of rain throughout the day. Saturday also looks wet, with a 60 per cent chance of wet weather during the day and periods of rain at night.
Sunday is forecasted to be particularly wet, with rain expected all day and night. Daily highs over the weekend will range from 10°C to 11°C with overnight lows dipping down to 6°C and 7°C.
Heading into next week, Monday is expected to see showers during the day with a 40 per cent chance of showers overnight. Tuesday looks like it might offer a respite from the gloomy weather, however. The forecast includes a mix of sun and cloud and a high of 12°C during the day with cloudy periods and an overnight low of 3°C.
Metro Vancouver Weather Forecast
Meteorologist Derek Lee told Vancouver Is Awesome in a previous phone interview that Environment Canada is forecasting a La Niña pattern to continue into March, April, and May, which generally means "cooler temperatures for the province."
The cold weather pattern generally means there will be less precipitation which will make for an overall drier spring. "There will be days where you can get a Pacific system as we would in general spring to bring us more moisture," he noted.
Find out the full spring forecast for the Metro Vancouver region.