How much rain has fallen in Vancouver?

With 100 percent chance of rain today, total will increase

By Craig Brown, Columbian metro editor

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More than a third of an inch of rain has fallen since Thursday morning in Vancouver, according to the National Weather Service.

Keep the umbrella handy. The forecast calls for a 100 percent chance of precipitation today, and 90 percent tonight.

In fact, dry weather and sunshine aren't forecast to return until Monday. Arrrgh.

So how wet is it?

The weather service measured 0.24 of an inch of rain at Pearson Field in the 24 hours ending at 4:53 a.m. Friday. In the next five hours, another 0.14 inch fell, bringing the total from this storm to more than a third of an inch, and counting.

Since Pearson is along the Columbia River in the lowlands, it's likely many other areas of Clark County had much more rain. (If you have a total for your location, please add it to the comments below.)

Some thunderstorms are possible with today's rain.

The forecast:

Today: Occasional showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 11am. High near 58. South wind between 8 and 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%.

Tonight: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Low around 44. Southwest wind between 3 and 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Saturday: Showers likely, with thunderstorms also possible after 11am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 59. South southwest wind around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Saturday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 44. Southwest wind between 3 and 6 mph.

Sunday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 61. Calm wind becoming west northwest around 5 mph.

Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 46.

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 67.