The first of a series of storms is expected to make land fall on B.C.’s south coast Wednesday night.
Wind and heavy rainfall warnings have already been issued but another warning has been issued – for high tides.
With up to 200 millimeters of rain expected to pour down on B.C.’s South Coast, the River Forecast Centre is now out with a flood warning for South, Central and North Vancouver Island.
Rivers across the region are expected to raise rapidly Thursday and remain elevated into the weekend.
The public is asked stay clear of rivers during the storm as water levels can be unpredictable.
Environment Canada says wind speeds of 80 km/h in coastal areas are expected and up to 60 millimeters of rain in Metro Vancouver by Thursday morning.