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Rainfall warning issued for Vancouver, Fraser Valley with up to 150mm expected

Get your umbrellas ready as it's going to get very wet. Brendon Thorne/Getty Images/File

The next couple of days are going to be very wet for parts of B.C.’s south coast.

A rainfall warning has been issued for Metro Vancouver, the Fraser Valley and Howe Sound as these regions could get up to 150 millimetres by Thursday.

This weather pattern is due to a band of tropical moisture moving across the province, making it warmer and wetter for the south coast.

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The rain is expected to taper off on Thursday as the system moves inland.

Environment Canada warns this rainfall could lead to some localized flooding and could fall as heavy snow in the mountains and on some highways at higher elevations.

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Drivers are urged to be prepared for changing road conditions.

Due to the heavy rain expected, the River Forecast Centre has also issued some high stream advisories.

The advisories have been issued for:

  • Howe Sound including the Stawamus River, Squamish River and tributaries in the Squamish area
  • Sea-to-Sky including the Lillooet River and tributaries in the Whistler and Pemberton area
  • North Short Mountains including the Seymour River and surrounding tributaries
  • Fraser Valley including the Chilliwack River, Coquihalla River and surrounding tributaries
  • Central Vancouver Island including Sproat River, Somass River and tributaries and areas around Port Alberni
  • Eastern Vancouver Island including the Englishman River, Tsolum River, Oyster River and tributaries around Campbell River, Comox, Parksville and surrounding areas
  • Southern Vancouver Island including the Chemainus River, Cowichan River, Koksilah River and surrounding areas