Environment Canada is advising residents living on West Vancouver Island to prepare for more heavy rain, which is headed their way this weekend.
According to the weather agency, another front is expected to approach the coast on Saturday morning, lasting through Sunday evening.
Environment Canada is forecasting that nearly 100mm of rain is expected to fall over the course of the weekend as part of this front.
“Strong warming will accompany this system causing snow levels to rise well above the mountain tops on Saturday,” reads a statement from the agency.
“Snowmelt will contribute to runoff, increasing the risk of flooding and possibly impacting vulnerable landscapes and infrastructure.”
Environment Canada is advising residents to be on the lookout for adverse conditions and “take necessary precautions.”
The weekend storm follows a wet Thursday for the west coast as well, with 193 mm of rain falling over 24 hours in the Tofino area.
Thursday’s storm was the first in a parade of three systems to hit Vancouver Island.
BC Public Safety officials are watching the third one, in particular, approaching early next week.
“It is coming out of the Philippines. It is that far out in the pacific but it is also the most significant of the three events, three pulses that we are facing that we are particularly concerned about,” said Minister of Public Safety Mike Farnworth.
Sandbagging stations are now available in many Island communities. Call your local municipal hall for information.