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Rainfall warnings remain in effect for parts of B.C.’s South Coast

Heavy rains are in the forecast for B.C.'s South Coast. .
Heavy rains are in the forecast for B.C.'s South Coast. . Global News

It’s going to be a wet week for parts of B.C.’s South Coast.

Environment Canada has issued a rainfall warning for much of Vancouver Island and Metro Vancouver.

Heavy rain began slamming the Lower Mainland on Wednesday, and the agency says it is expected to remain overnight and into Thursday before tapering off Thursday evening.

Globalnews.ca coverage of December’s windstorm

Southern sections of the region can expect anywhere from 50 mm of rainfall while areas near the mountains could expect up to 80 mm of precipitation.

Environment Canada warns heavy rains could lead to flash flooding and water pooling on roads. Low-lying areas could experience localized flooding.

READ MORE: BC Hydro says December windstorm was the most damaging in its history

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The heavy rains are expected to taper off to showers by Thursday night.

Upwards of 35 centimetres of snow is expected to fall over the Coquihalla Highway by late Thursday.