Wild, wet, windy weather ahead for Vancouver and the whole West Coast

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The sun sure was fun while it lasted, but things are about to get downright soggy here in beautiful B.C. as a set of Pacific storms is headed our way.

With a wind warning currently in place for Metro Vancouver, we can expect potentially damaging gusts, says Environment Canada:

A developing low over the Pacific will approach the South Coast this evening. Strong southeast winds of 70 to 80 km/h will develop over Metro Vancouver, Greater Victoria, the Southern Gulf Islands, East Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast this evening ahead of the low. Winds will ease overnight as the low moves into the Interior.

Temps in Vancouver are expected to sit steady in the 11C to 13C range, but towards the weekend, our lows are going to take the plunge below the 10C mark, sinking as low as 7C Sunday and Monday.

Also on the menu: Rain. Lots and lots of rain from now through Thursday, with more showers on the way this weekend.

These Pacific storms “will bring rounds of drenching rain and perhaps a few episodes of gusty wind to coastal areas from northern California to Oregon, Washington and British Columbia,” reports AccuWeather. Rain is probably going to put a damper on our local pumpkin patch plans, but it is great news for drought-stricken California.

Next week we could even experience the weakened dregs of what was Hurricane Ana in the form of heavy rain and winds in B.C.

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