Environment Canada has issued a rainfall warning for Squamish. Expect heavy rain today, which begins near noon until after midnight. About 40 to 50 mm of rain is in forecast for the Howe Sound region.
“A strong onshore flow is developing and will direct a Pacific frontal system towards the south coast. Rain is expected to intensify across the region this afternoon before easing tonight. Localized flooding in low-lying areas is possible,” the agency warns. To report severe weather, send an email to BCstorm@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports using #BCStorm.
Environment Canada has also issued a snowfall warning for Sea to Sky Highway and Whistler. Heavy snow is expected to begin today, around noon and until midnight. Snowfall accumulation of 15 cm over Whistler and 20 cm over the Sea to Sky Highway are to be expected.
“An approaching frontal system will bring snow to Whistler and the Sea to Sky Highway. The snow will begin near noon and continue into this evening before easing after midnight,” the agency says. Snowfall amounts of 15 to 20 cm are expected by Saturday morning with snow levels hovering near 400 metres for this event. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow.
“Weather in the mountains can change suddenly resulting in hazardous driving conditions. Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions, the agency cautions. Adjust to winter driving behaviour and use winter tires and chains. Winter tires are required on the Sea to Sky Highway.”