(Black Press Media files)

Heavy rain expected to hit B.C.’s south coast

Up to 90 millimetres of rain are expected

People heading back to work and school after the winter holidays should pack an umbrella for heavy rain.

According to Environment Canada, a moist Pacific frontal system is expected to bring 60 and 90 millimetres of rain to the Lower Mainland and eastern Vancouver Island on Monday and Tuesday morning, respectively.

Drivers are asked to watch out for water pooling on the roads and flash floods in low-lying areas.

A winter storm warning has been issued for the Okanagan Connector between Merritt and Kelowna, and for Highway 3 and Allison Pass between Hope and Princeton. The highways are expected to get 10 to 15 centimetres during the day Monday and another 10 to 20 centimetres overnight.

The rainfall warning on the Island applies to the east coast from Nanoose Bay to Fanny Bay.

The Regional District of Nanaimo posted on social media that no flood advisories have been issued at this time, but staff are monitoring water levels closely.


@katslepian

katya.slepian@bpdigital.ca

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

‘Snowmaggedon 2020’ has passed, but 20-30 milimetres of rain expected Friday

Residents should brace for rain and clear drains to prevent localized flooding

What happens in the Cowichan Valley when an earthquake strikes

When an earthquake does happen, will the Cowichan Valley be ready for it?

Exploring life, the afterlife, and near death experiences with Dr. Lynn Echevarria

Echevarria will deliver a talk to the LRCA Seniors Centre Tuesday, January 21 at 1:30 pm

Winter storm warning now in effect for Island’s east coast

Environment Canada issues new weather warning late Wednesday afternoon

Town of Ladysmith snow removal crews prepared to respond to overnight snowfall

10 to 15 centimetres of snow are expected for Ladysmith overnight Tuesday into Wednesday morning

After cashing in on QB gambles, Chiefs and 49ers to clash in Super Bowl

KC beats Tennessee, San Francisco dispatches Green Bay to reach NFL title game

B.C. VIEWS: Few clouds on Horgan’s horizon

Horgan’s biggest challenge in the remainder of his term will be to keep the economy humming along

Victoria family focuses on ‘letting go, enjoying time together’ after dad gets dementia

Walter Strauss has developed an interest in music and now takes line dancing classes

B.C. forest industry grasps for hope amid seven-month strike, shutdowns, changes

Some experts say this could be worse for forestry than the 2008 financial crisis

Northern B.C. RCMP investigating alleged sexual assault in downtown Smithers

One person was transported by ambulance to hospital following RCMP investigation at Sedaz

UBC, Iranian-Canadian community create memorial scholarship in honour of victims

The Jan. 8 crash killed 176 people, including 57 Canadians

Disrespectful that Horgan won’t meet during northern B.C. tour: hereditary chief

Na’moks said he was frustrated Horgan didn’t meet with the chiefs

Most Read