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Heavy rainfall expected to hit Metro Vancouver on New Year’s Eve

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Global BC Evening Weather with Yvonne Schalle – Dec 29, 2019

Parts of Metro Vancouver could see heavy rainfall on Monday night through New Year’s Eve.

Environment Canada has issued a rainfall warning, and precipitation could reach 60 millimetres or more in Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster, Pitt Meadows and Coquitlam. Squamish could see as much as 96 millimetres of precipitation.

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Freezing levels will rise on Tuesday with rainfall also heavy for the North Shore Mountains. Current predictions are for 20 centimetres of snow on the Coquihalla Summit before it becomes mixed with rain on Tuesday.

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A snowstorm is expected to bring up to 30 centimetres of snow to the B.C. Interior by Monday night.

Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for the Okanagan, Shuswap, North Thompson, North Columbia, Kinbasket and Williston regions.

– With files from Shelby Thom

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