A precipitation warning is in effect for the lower mainland.
Issued by Environment Canada early Thursday, the warning extends from Howe Sound through Metro Vancouver to Fraser Valley.
The National Weather Agency is calling for rainfall approaches approaching 50 millimeters, from Thursday afternoon to early Friday morning.
“An evolving Pacific frontal system will disperse rain into the lower mainland late this afternoon,” Environment Canada said in its warning, adding that local flooding in low-lying areas is possible and that people should beware of possible leaching near rivers, streams. and branch lines.
A satellite view of the incoming weather system. “The rain will be heavy tonight and then end early Friday morning as the system moves out of the region.”
Note that a secondary wave of humidity appears to be in the forecast Sunday through Monday, with even greater rainfall.
The systems will also produce heavy rainfall on the North Shore Mountains and Coquihalla Highway as the freezing point rises.
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