An Arctic high over the Yukon will persist for the next few days while a ridge builds southward over BC.

Along the Coast, outflow conditions are generating gale to storm force winds through mainland inlets. Generally clear and dry conditions will prevail although localized snow squalls over East Vancouver Island will remain a possibility for the next couple of days.

Over the southern Interior, some mid and high level cloud associated with an upper trough will give  isolated flurries this morning. The clouds will dissipate later today as drier air settles in.

The models are consistent in showing the Arctic ridge continuing to build over the BC Interior with strong outflow winds through the mainland inlets. The Regional model continues to show the strongest gradient although all models indicate gale force outflow winds. As a result we have continued the existing Arctic outflow warnings for BC

In the extended period the models are not collapsing the ridge as quickly as previous runs… so it looks like Saturday will be dry over all of BC.

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