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Rainfall, wind warnings cap off stormy week in Metro Vancouver

Last Updated Sep 25, 2020 at 1:55 pm PST

Two people share an umbrella as snow and rain fall in Vancouver (Lasia Kretzel, NEWS 1130 Photo)
Summary

A wind and rainfall warnings had been in place around Metro Vancouver

On the bright side, the sun is expected to return next week after a weekend punctuated by scattered showers

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — It was another blustery day in the Lower Mainland, as wind warnings had been in place for much of the region.

This has led to dozens of power outages, affecting thousands of homes and businesses. BC Hydro crews have been out in force since Wednesday.

A rainfall warning was out for Coquitlam, Maple Ridge, and the North Shore, where up to 50 millimetres of rain had been expected.

But Meteorologist Michael Kuss says it’s the last of the serious blasts of early fall weather.

“This is stuff we normally get in November,” he says, “where we get that funnel of moisture, the jet stream right across the South Coast. We’ve had a three-day dose of it.”

Showers are in the forecast for the weekend too, though next week is expected to be sunny with highs in the low 20s.

Even with the rainy weather on its way out, Kuss says keeping an eye out for the aftermath is a good idea.

“We had a lot of rainfall on the North Shore and around the Tri-Cities over the last three days, lots of locations topping 100 millimetres,” he says. “The watersheds, the rivers, and streams, they are swollen. So unstable banks, that’s going to be a big concern over the next couple of days.”

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Watch: Friday’s forecast with Meteorologist Russ Lacate

 

-With files from Ria Renouf