Residents in the Metro Vancouver area can breathe a sigh of relief. After a week where two major systems pounded the city, including a severe wind storm last weekend and major rain on Wednesday, Saturday marked the first beautiful spring day in a while. Temperatures hovered around seasonal today, and there was hardly a cloud in the sky.
Weather Network Meteorologist Rob Davis explains, 'The storm track has shifted south, leaving BC with mostly calm and clear skies.' And it couldn't come at a better time.
Last weekend, severe winds blasted across the area, downing trees and leaving widespread power outages. A marina was destroyed and boats were overturned.
And just as residents were getting over that major hit, another system packed a severe punch. On Wednesday, a powerful storm brought heavy rain, damaging winds to Vancouver, Southern Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. The weather helped to knock out power to thousands of customers. Trees were left scattered on roadways and three boats washed up on Vancouver's Kitsilano Beach.
However, since Thursday, the weather has been shaping up. The wicked conditions have since cleared up leaving sunny skies and milder temperatures. The nice spring weather is expected to continue into early next week.
For more on the weather conditions in the west make sure you tune into The Weather Network on TV. Your National forecast comes up at the top and bottom of every hour.