VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – Prepare for a wet one this afternoon!
“We’re going to get steady, light rain later this afternoon,” said NEWS 1130 meteorologist Russ Lacate Thursday morning. “Then, pockets of heavier rain into tonight, with the wind on the rise.”
“Your Friday forecast still includes more of the same — occasional downpours, a threat of a thundershower, and looking rather blustery.”
Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement, calling for rainfall totals of up to 50 mm by Friday morning. Another 30 to 50 mm is expected to fall between Friday afternoon and Saturday morning.
Most of the rainfall is expected over the North Shore, Howe Sound, and parts of East Vancouver Island.
BC Hydro says crews are ready
Meteorologists with BC Hydro are watching the storm very closely.
Mora Scott with the utility says crews are well positioned to respond to any power outages.
“If the storm does result in downed power lines, we just want to remind people that if they do come across a downed power line to stay at least 10 metres back and call 9-1-1. A downed line is considered an emergency situation.”
Scott adds it’s important to have an emergency kit put together, just in case. That kit should include a flashlight, batteries, first aid kit, water, and food.
If your lights go out and you need information, you can get it at bchydro.com/outages, or by calling 1-800-BC-HYDRO.