The first of three storms to barrel into the South Coast has come and gone, but it won’t be long before number two hits.
A rainfall warning which was in effect up until this morning is over, only to be replaced with a wind warning.
The second storm system is on its way and will arrive tonight, bringing southeasterly winds up to 80 kilometres an hour to Metro Vancouver.
Environment Canada says to expect power outages, and warns that the wind will be strong enough to topple trees and take down power lines.
It also warns the gusts will be strong enough to toss loose objects, possibly causing injury or damage to property.
The wind is expected to die down mid-day Friday.
But while these winds will be stronger than the first storm, the final storm in the system expected Saturday will pack the most punch.
That’s when the remnants of Typhoon Songda will hit the West Coast.
Here’s Global’s Mark Madryga.
“The third storm is going to be the big one, Saturday late morning through Saturday night. Southeast winds could easily reach gusts up to 100 km/h and once again heavy rain with another 50 millimetres.”
It was a long night for one family on Silverdale Place in the Upper Lonsdale area of North Vancouver.
A tree fell on their house and pickup truck. No was was hurt but it was frightening.
Because of the storms, the Grouse Grind has been closed, and the River Forecast Centre has issued a flood warning for much of Vancouver Island.
Some areas there could get 200 millimetres of rain by the time the third storm is done Saturday and Sunday.