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Heavy rain, wind and snow expected across South Coast

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A rainfall warning is in effect for parts of Metro Vancouver, the North Shore, and Howe Sound

Wind warnings are in place for Richmond, Delta, and the Sunshine Coast

Up to 25 centimetres of snow is expected at higher elevations in the Whistler and Sea

METRO VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – It’s a day of heavy precipitation in many parts of BC, and depending on where you are, it could mean heavy rain, heavy snow, or strong wind.

According to Environment Canada, a rainfall warning is in effect for Vancouver, Burnaby and New Westminster. These areas could see up to 50 millimetres of rain throughout the day.

In the North Shore and Howe Sound, between 70 and 90 millimetres of rain is possible, raising the risk of flash flooding and pooling water on the roads.

Richmond, Delta, and the Sunshine Coast are all under wind warnings and could see gust of up to 70 kilometres an hour. This warning covers Tsawwassen and Boundary Bay, so ferry routes may also be affected.

Meanwhile, both the Sea to Sky and Whistler regions are currently under a snowfall warning. 25 centimetres could fall at the lower elevations today.