Environment Canada has issued a heavy rainfall warning and a wind warning for different parts of Vancouver Island.
On Thursday, the weather agency posted a public alert cautioning of heavy rainfall along the west coast and in the northern region of Vancouver Island.
“A prolonged period of heavy rain is forecast for the Central Coast and northwestern Vancouver Island today through Friday,” reads a statement from Environment Canada.
The agency suggests that a weather system with heavy rain will “stall” over those areas, bringing rainfall amounts in excess of 100mm by Friday morning.
According to Environment Canada, the heavy rain will set in at some time this afternoon.
An additional 20 to 30 mm is anticipated to fall during the day on Friday as well.
“Rain will ease Friday evening as the system moves southwards away from the region,” reads the weather statement.
Environment Canada specifies that rainfall amounts are expected to total 90 mm around Port Alice.
Residents are being warned by the agency about the high risks of flooding and road washouts.
In addition to the heavy rains, Environment Canada is warning of high winds expected to hit the east coast of Vancouver Island.
Residents in the areas between Courtenay and Campbell River as well as between Nanoose Bay and Fanny Bay are being advised of incoming southeasterly winds that could reach 50 to 70 km/h.
The weather advisory says that the wind will hit overnight and carry into Friday morning.
Environment Canada expects the winds to ease late Friday afternoon.