VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — Metro Vancouver should brace itself for a wet and windy weekend, according to a Special Weather Statement issued by Environment Canada Thursday afternoon.
The statement says the worst of the wind and rain are likely to hit the North Shore, Maple Ridge and Coquitlam.
NEWS 1130 Meteorologist Michael Kuss says the rain will start Saturday.
“Saturday brings a stronger system, a real moisture stream, shooting right into the South and Central coast of B.C.”
More rain is expected Sunday morning, but the weather should clear by the afternoon.
E.C. issues special weather statement for weekend storm. Could see 50 mm of rain for northern parts of Metro Vancouver. Strong gusty winds expected too. pic.twitter.com/d7aSPgUvQ0
— Michael Kuss (@Kusswx) November 15, 2019
“In addition to the heavy rain, strong winds will also accompany the moisture-laden system,” according to the statement. “The public is encouraged to monitor potential rainfall and wind warnings from Environment and Climate Change Canada as well as potential high streamflow advisories or flood watches from the BC River Forecast Centre.”