Not that you need us to point this out, but it’s raining in Victoria this afternoon. And judging by the weather forecast, you can expect it to continue into the evening and after midnight.
Joining that rain, though, could be a thunderstorm.
The government weather forecast says there’s chances of a thunderstorm early Saturday evening.
Thunderstorms aren’t that common in Greater Victoria, but one did occur towards the end of June.
For the most part, Victorians seem pretty happy with the weather, especially considering how dry this summer has been.
Finally some #rain in Victoria #yyj is a little parched…. 0.0 mm in July. August is looking great! #oakbay pic.twitter.com/21XbrLiaZz
— Karen (@oakbayknitter) August 11, 2018
Rain. Glorious, wet rain. #yyj
— Evan Leeson (@EvanLeeson) August 11, 2018
The smell and sound of rain is not a bad thing when it’s been dry for so long. #yyj #rain
— linda jenner (@lindajenner) August 11, 2018
Drivers should also take extra precautions while driving today, as the roads may be slippery in the wet conditions.
— Victoria Police (@vicpdcanada) August 11, 2018
Unfortunately, the stormy weather might make it a little bit harder to watch the Perseid meteor shower or Shakespeare in Love at Beacon Hill Park…