You might see thunderstorms in the Metro Vancouver weather forecast but lightning might not strike -- at least not in your neighbourhood.
Environment Canada calls for the possibility of thunderstorms in Metro Vancouver late Tuesday, Sept. 19 evening and after midnight. However, many places across the Lower Mainland might not see any of the decidedly tempestuous weather.
V.I.A.'s weather forecasting platform, Weatherhood, provides detailed, neighbourhood-specific forecasts for places across the Lower Mainland that include metrics like temperature, precipitation, air quality, humidity, and wind pressure.
For folks living in the City of Vancouver, they can browse specific forecasts for 14 different Weatherhood stations including UBC, Jericho, Downtown Vancouver, Dunbar, Kerrisdale, Mount Pleasant, Kitsilano, Granville Island, Yaletown, Stanley Park, False Creek, Strathcona, and Hastings Sunrise.
If you live in the city, chances are you might not see any lightning. That said, you could hear some thunder booming across the region, and there's a good chance you'll hear it if you venture outside city limits.
In Richmond, for example, sunbeams are expected to transition to showers around 6 p.m. Tuesday, ushering in the possibility of thunderstorms around 9 p.m. After that, wet weather may continue through the night but the morning looks dry, according to V.I.A.'s Richmond City Centre Weatherhood station.
Vancouver weather forecast includes showers
Folks in the City of Vancouver should bust out their umbrellas and raincoats but they probably won't see any local lightning (at least not hyper-local). In the downtown area, for instance, showers are expected to pick up this afternoon and continue through the night. However, no chance of thunderstorms is included in the forecast, according to V.I.A.'s Downtown Centre Weatherhood station.
Heading into the rest of the week, the forecast includes a 60 per cent chance of wet weather on Wednesday, while Thursday and Friday look sunny and bright. Saturday's forecast includes a modest chance of precipitation while Sunday and Monday look like they'll see some showers.
Temperatures are expected to range in the late teens up to a high of 24 C on Wednesday, with evening lows between 11 C to 15 C.