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Vancouver's drought may end this week, but not soon enough

Fall appears to be coming, though a bit late.

The long stretch of warm, dry weather this October may be coming to an end soon, as rain is expected later this week.

In Environment Canada's seven-day forecast cloudy skies, cooler temperatures and rain are currently forecast, but not immediately.

The week of Oct. 17 will start with sunshine and dry skies, as Monday is expected to see a high of 18 C with a few foggy patches in the morning. Highs inland may reach 22 C.

That will probably be the warmest day though, as the federal agency is expecting cloud cover to roll in starting Tuesday, with a mix of sun and cloud continuing through Thursday, as temperatures drop to 16 C or 17 C through the middle of the week. Overnight lows to Thursday night are expected to stay close to 10 C.

Friday is when the biggest change is currently expected, with Oct. 21 forecast to be cloudy with a 70 per cent chance of rain and a high of 15 C. That wet weather is expected to continue into the weekend, with Friday night dropping to 9 C along with a 60 per cent of showers. Saturday will be more of the same, except the high may only be 13 C.

If rain does fall on Oct. 21, it'll be the first recorded precipitation in Vancouver since Sept. 28, when .2 mm was measured. The last time there was more significant rain was Sept. 16, a full month ago.