Environment Canada is issuing a rainfall warning for Metro Vancouver, Howe Sound and the Fraser Valley, and says that the area will be subject to “adverse weather conditions.”
The rain is expected to begin falling late Tuesday.
Global BC meteorologist Mark Madryga says, “Well, a big change in the overall weather pattern is going to kick in, starting tonight. A sub-tropical flow of extremely moist air moving up, and it is going to take over with some rain this evening, and especially heavier late evening through overnight and tomorrow. And even right into Thursday – rainy. 50 to up to 100 millimetres of total rainfall is expected in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley; the heaviest amounts near the mountains. Throw in strong Southeast winds tonight through Wednesday.”
As part of the special weather statement, Environment Canada notes the winds slated to hit the South Coast could be strong enough to cause power outages in some areas.
The special weather statement was issued last night; the rainfall warning was issued this morning. pic.twitter.com/X75iZp8IRT
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