If you woke up to a river flowing down your street, you're not alone because Vancouver's first rainstorm of the season just rolled in.

Environment Canada officially gave a rainfall warning for parts of B.C. including Metro Vancouver on Wednesday, September 23.

A vigorous front will continue to produce heavy rain over the south coast today and tonight.

Environment Canada

A storm like this gives us the beautiful phenomenon of sideways rain — when it doesn't matter if you're wearing your raincoat, rain boots and have an umbrella because you're going to get drenched.

Strong winds combined with heavy rains are coming together to create a weekend you might want to spend inside.

Sudden rain like this can lead to flash flooding, especially in low-lying areas so take care as you head out.

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