LOWER MAINLAND (NEWS 1130) – It’s another wet and windy start to the morning, but there is some good news on the weather front.
Both the wind and rainfall warnings have been dropped for Metro Vancouver and most of the Fraser Valley, and things are looking up in the forecast.
“It was a fairly intense storm, and I say ‘was’ because it is falling apart right now,” Meteorologist Russ Lacate says of the most recent system to hit the region. “Totals across the region varied widely. The bottom end of the scale, 22 millimetres of rain in White Rock in the preceding 24 hours.”
On the upper end, Russ says West Vancouver saw 99 millimetres and counting.
We often refer to widely varying precipitation estimates across the variable terrain of the Lower Mainland. Here's a sample of the most recent #rainfall totals from this latest #BCStorm @NEWS1130 @BT_Vancouver pic.twitter.com/Svra0GTCBz
— Russ Lacate (@NEWS1130Weather) November 27, 2018
“There will be a few extra showers around during the day [Tuesday], but the wind diminishes and the heavy rain tapers off,” he adds.
Forecasters say you can expect between 15 to 40 millimetres around the region by Wednesday morning.
With the King Tide cresting near 16 feet this morning, water levels are on the higher side of normal.
The B.C. River Forecast Centre is asking you to be very careful if you’re going near any waterways, issuing a stream flow advisory or flood watch for parts of the North Shore, the Tri-Cities, the Sunshine Coast and Squamish areas.
We're ready for #KingTides this week: sand bags are in place at #LocarnoBeach and surrounding its concession. #VanParkBoard and City staff keeping close eye on shoreline and seawall for any flooding. @CityofVancouver pic.twitter.com/VRrZYXViIh
— Vancouver Park Board (@ParkBoard) November 26, 2018