Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for Howe Sound.
A long duration rainfall event is expected from today through to Sunday evening, with total rainfall amounts of 20 to 50 mm except near 80 mm for Western and Inland Vancouver Island. Rising freezing levels with melting snow will give rise to increased river flows and possible localized flooding.
“A strong southwest flow will direct two systems towards the south coast over the Easter long weekend. Periods of rain associated with the first system will likely ease somewhat later today and then become heavy tonight and continue through most of Sunday as the second system arrives,” says Environment Canada.
Freezing levels will initially hover around 1000 m and are expected to rise Saturday night, locally reaching 1500 m. Heavy rainfall along with melting snow will cause river levels to rise rapidly. Minor flooding in low-lying areas is possible. Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to BCstorm@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports using #BCStorm.