A slow-moving low-pressure system will lead to periods of heavy rain on parts of Vancouver Island overnight.
A rainfall warning that was issued by Environment Canada for west Vancouver Island on Thursday was expanded to include east Vancouver Island, from Courtenay to Campbell River and Nanoose Bay to Fanny Bay on Friday morning. By Friday evening, the warning for west Vancouver Island had ended.
Periods of heavy rain are expected to hit east Vancouver Island overnight. Rainfall totals of 50 to 75 mm are in the forecast.
The rain on east Vancouver Island is expected to ease Saturday as the system moves inland. Localized flooding in low-lying areas is also possible on the wast island. Residents and drivers are asked to watch out for possible washouts near rivers, creeks and culverts.
Mainroad Contracting is monitoring high-water issues and will respond to any fallen trees.
HEAVY RAIN to impact #VancouverIsland @mainroadnisland crews patrolling #BCHwys monitoring high water issues, at the ready to respond to down trees. Report any concerns to our 24hr hotline. Visit @drivebc for updates #bcstorm @CRMirror pic.twitter.com/wLR8zUfVC5
— Mainroad North Island Contracting LP (@MainroadNIsland) September 21, 2018
Inland Vancouver Island is still under a special weather statement due to heavy rain in the forecast.