Updated Tuesday 3:15 p.m.
On a scale of 1-10 for measuring weather systems' strength in December the one today rated a... is it OK if I use negative numbers?
Bet most of you didn't even notice it came through-- it just clouded up the morning a bit but skies have already begun clearing and now we're back to the sunshine for a bit.
Tonight will feature clearing skies with patchy fog late with lows in the 30s.
Both Wednesday and Thursday will be mostly sunny after the late night and morning fog burns off with highs in the upper 40s or so. The air is still stagnant so its namesake advisory remains in effect through Thursday evening.
The winds of change come Friday -- on a wind scale of 1-10, this rates about a 1.5 but hey, it's better than the current zero! Another weak system will bring clouds Thursday night followed by scattered light showers on Friday. Highs will top out in the mid 40s.
As the ridge weakens, a few systems will slide though our "neighbourhood" -- yes, the bonus 'u' in honor of the rain mostly focusing in British Columbia but close enough to still bring some light rain at times on Saturday and Sunday. It won't be soaking washouts but will bring a bit of familiar weather back home. Highs will stay in the mid-upper 40s. Snow levels will be below pass level on Saturday but should rise back above pass level on Sunday.
A few showers will roam around Monday then it looks a bit wetter on Tuesday, but generally speaking, the long range pattern overall remains rather dry. Storm fans will probably rate that a negative number as well :/
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