From Environment Canada
A rainfall warning is in effect for West Vancouver Island. Rain, at times heavy, is expected. The ground, already near saturation, has little ability to absorb further rainfall.
A round of heavy rain is on its way to the West Coast of Vancouver Island, especially from Ucluelet northwards. The total rain is expected to range between 100 mm to 150 mm.
- Timespan: Tonight through Thursday midday.
- Other risks: Strong southerly winds near the water today and Thursday morning.
The next storm is set to arrive on Wednesday afternoon, with rain becoming heavy in the evening. This storm will bring moderate to heavy rain and strong winds. Additionally, freezing levels will rise above mountain tops on Thursday, and Highway 4 as well as other roads through the mountains could be affected by snowmelt runoff.
Rain will ease Thursday afternoon as the storm system moves east of the region.
Localized flooding in low-lying areas is possible. Avoid driving through water on roads. Even shallow, fast-moving water across a road can sweep a vehicle or a person away. Don’t approach washouts near rivers, creeks and culverts. Campers should move away from low-lying areas.