GREATER VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – Stormy, wet weather is heading toward Greater Vancouver and the Fraser Valley later today.
Environment Canada is predicting up to 60 millimeters of rain by tomorrow in some areas, including Coquitlam, Maple Ridge, and the North Shore. An intense front will be reaching the south coast Sunday night with strong winds, and the rain will become heavy overnight. Heavy rain could also cause some flash floods and some water pooling on the roads.
There’s also a strong wind warning for Richmond and Delta area. The weather office says high winds could toss loose objects or cause tree branches to break.
It also warns that heavy rain could mean reduced visibility on the roads, and reminds drivers to turn on your lights, slow down, and maintain a safe distance from other vehicles.
There could also be washouts near rivers, creeks and culverts.
Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands are also expecting some severe weather: a wind warning has been posted for the region as well. By tonight, gusts of wind could pick up to be 80 kilometers an hour.