Issued by Environment Canada
A strong southwest flow has developed resulting in an atmospheric river embedded with a series of systems aimed towards the south coast. Heavy rain will continue through today and ease early Thursday morning. 90 mm of rain has fallen in the past 24 hours with an additional 60 to 80 mm expected by Thursday morning.
- Rainfall amounts: 120 to 150 mm of rain.
- Timespan: Now to early Thursday morning.
- Locations: West Vancouver Island.
- Hazard: Rising freezing levels with melting snow giving rise to high stream flows and localized flooding.
Snow levels will rise to 2500 metres today. Some snowmelt over more inland sections will contribute to runoff which may result in high stream levels and localized flooding.
Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads. Localized flooding in low-lying areas is possible.