Following the first storm of fall, Vancouverites might be looking at a sunny start to October.
On Sunday, Sept. 24, a bomb cyclone brought heavy rain and strong winds to the Lower Mainland. The tempestuous weather is expected to continue through Monday night and a wind warning is in effect for the region. Winds gusting 50 km/h to 70 may cause damage and power outages are possible.
V.I.A.'s Weatherhood provides neighbourhood-specific forecasts for areas across the Lower Mainland. While many days see a variance in showers from one area to another, Monday and Tuesday show a 99 per cent chance of rain nearly across the board. Further, these areas are expected to receive upwards of 25 mm of rainfall.
Following Monday's storm, more wet and wild weather may be in the cards, although it will likely be less intense than the previous stormy display.
Vancouver weather forecast includes a sunny 'reprieve'
Environment Canada Meteorologist Alyssa Charbonneau said that there are some other potentially wet and windy systems rolling into the region on Tuesday and Wednesday, including the potential for thunderstorms on Tuesday.
And while the start of Thursday looks somewhat wet across the region, the stormy weather should let up by the evening. That said, fall weather tends to evolve rapidly and the forecast does, too, Charbonneau cautioned.
The sun is expected to shine on Friday, but it "won't be long-lived," she told V.I.A. "But it will bring a bit of a reprieve with drier conditions."
According to V.I.A.'s Downtown Centre Weatherhood station, Saturday and Sunday may see some sunshine and cloudy periods with highs of 16 C and 18 C, respectively. The first lows dipping below 10 C are also expected this week, falling to 9 C on the weekend.
Heading into the rest of October, temperatures are expected to be warmer than average with above-average precipitation. In other words, if you want to head out to a haunted corn maze or a pumpkin patch, this might be an ideal weekend to enjoy your outdoor fall activities.