Rainfall warning issued for Vancouver and Howe Sound

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File photo. Christian Gooden/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP

A rainfall warning has been issued for the Vancouver region and Howe Sound Tuesday.

Global BC meteorologist Mark Madryga says this rain is due to a “very moist” jet stream aimed at the south coast.

Environment Canada is estimating between 40 and 80 mm of rain will fall by Wednesday afternoon. In Metro Vancouver, the North Shore will receive the most rain. Total rainfall amounts of 50 to 70 mm for Howe Sound are forecast by Wednesday morning.

Drivers should be aware such heavy rain can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads. Landslides can also occur in vulnerable areas such as steep slopes.

Madryga says the rain will fall as snow on the highway passes east of Hope and on the North Shore ski slopes.

As a ridge of high pressure builds on Thursday, conditions will dry quickly on the south coast, with some sunshine that will hold into midday Friday.

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