Temperatures are expected to rise this week but we won’t be getting a break from the poor weather anytime soon.
Environment Canada has issued a rainfall warning for coastal British Columbia with 100 mm expected by Thursday morning.
A long episode of rain, at times heavy, is expected. A strong Pacific front being fueled with energy and moisture from the subtropics will spread heavy rain to the inner south coast this evening. The front will stall tonight and Wednesday resulting in a prolonged period heavy rain.
The heavy rain will taper off on Thursday morning as the front finally moves eastward out of the area.
The highest rainfall in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley will be near the mountains. In addition, Squamish will also see rainfall amounting to 100 mm by Thursday morning according to the forecast.
A rain warning is issued in the winter when over 25 mm of rain is expected within 24 hours.
Localized flooding in low-lying areas is also possible warns Environment Canada.