Environment Canada has issued a wind warning covering a large swath of the BC South Coast, Southern Vancouver Island and now Metro Vancouver.
Environment Canada is warning of damaging winds that can toss loose objects and break tree branches up to 80 kilometers an hour in Greater Victoria, 90 kilometers an hour in the Fraser Valley.
The Central Coast is going to get the worst of it with 110 kilometers an hour, strong enough to do damage to buildings, tear out roof shingles, and break windows.
A rainfall warning has also been issued for the Howe Sound with up to 80-millimeters coming down.
It warns if pooling water and the potential for flash floods.
The U.S. National Weather Service has issued a Hurricane Force Wind Warning for coastal Oregon and Washington State tonight.
At the moment, there is a storm warning with winds gusting up to 111 kilometers an hour.
After 6:00 PM, things are expected to get worse.
Winds are predicted to kick up to 138 kilometers an hour, and will whip up 30-foot swells in the Pacific.
The Weather Service is telling all pleasure craft and commercial ships to get to shelter or stay in port and under no circumstance head to sea this evening.