It’s officially that time of year. We have switched over from snow and are now into the rainy season. While rain during this time of year isn't uncommon, an unusually large amount of raining falling throughout parts of BC has caused a public warning. A rainfall warning for the Fraser Valley has been issued by Environment Canada.
This area close to Metro Vancouver is expected to get a whopping 70 mm of rain. This has prompted a weather warning that could last several days. Be sure to get out your rain boots.
Parts of BC are in for a wet long weekend. According to the warning issued by Environment Canada today, the rain will last in the Fraser Valley area of BC for a couple of days. The rainfall is expected to be so intense, that flooding warnings have even been issued.
According to the warning, the heavy rain will start today and last into the night. “A slow moving frontal system will continue to bring rain to h south coast today,” reads the statement. Throughout the night, the rain is expected to intensify. By Friday morning, the rain will have tapered off.
According to the statement, the total rainfall accumulation could be anywhere from 40 to 70 mm. This amount of rain is expected to fall before Friday morning.
The western areas of the Fraser Valley are expected to see the most rain. Communities near the mountains, such as Mission, will receive the heaviest amounts.
In lower areas, the large amount of rain could cause some flooding. Environment Canada has stated that localized flooding in low-lying areas is possible, so be aware of the potential and prepare accordingly.
The warning is currently in effect for a number of areas in the Fraser Valley. This includes the central, east, and west area such as Chilliwack, Hope, and Abbotsford.
After seeing record amounts of snowfall this winter, maybe a little rain isn’t that bad! This may be the perfect excuse to cancel plans and instead, stay inside to a cozy Netflix session.