The River Forecast Centre has issued a high streamflow advisory for Squamish.
The advisory is also in effect for the South Coast including tributaries around the Sunshine Coast, Howe Sound, Pemberton, North Shore Mountains, Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley and surrounding areas.
A series of storms is passing over British Columbia, bringing moderate to heavy rainfall amounts across the South Coast.
Rainfall amounts in the 50-60 mm range is anticipated in the Howe Sound and Metro Vancouver areas, and potentially higher over higher terrain and in exposed coastal areas on Vancouver Island.
Along with moderate to heavy rain, temperatures are expected to rise, contributing to additional runoff from rain-on-snow and snowmelt.
River levels are expected to rise in response to this storm, with high flows expected today.
Prolonged wet weather over the past 1-2 weeks has also led to ground saturation in some areas, and this may contribute to increased flows in response to this rainfall.
The public is advised to stay clear of the fast-flowing rivers and potentially unstable riverbanks during the high-streamflow period.