September 15, 2018 5:34 pm
Updated: September 15, 2018 6:05 pm

Severe thunderstorm warning ended for northeastern Metro Vancouver

WATCH: Unexpected thunderstorms flood Maple Ridge, B.C.


Environment Canada has ended a severe thunderstorm warning for eastern parts of the region.

The agency issued the warning around 1:30 p.m., but rescinded it just an hour and a half later.

It was the second time in as many days that Environment Canada issued a thunderstorm warning for parts of the region..

Environment Canada said a line of heavy showers was stretching from Coquitlam to Langley and was moving slowly eastward Saturday afternoon.

READ MORE: Hail, flash floods hit Maple Ridge as thunderstorm slams Metro Vancouver

It said downpours of up to 25 millimetres per hour were possible and thunderstorms and hail were also a possibility.

The agency warned of potential flash flooding along with water pooling on roads.

The alert came after Maple Ridge and other parts of Metro Vancouver were pounded by a sudden thunderstorm on Friday.

In that case, a storm cell formed over Maple Ridge, where it sat for nearly three hours dumping rain.

The storm caused flooding in a number of areas and transformed some streets into virtual rivers.

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