Approximately 100 millimetres of rain is expected near Zeballos and Tahsis as heavy rain and gusty winds sweep across west Vancouver Island.
A rainfall warning was issued for west Vancouver Island Thursday morning due to a pair of Pacific disturbances approaching the south coast of B.C.
Environment Canada said heavy rain will taper to showers to Friday afternoon, with a total rainfall of close to 100 millimetres expected.
Further south, Tofino and Port Renfrew will likely see a slight break in the rain Friday morning before it starts up again. Total rainfall amounts across the south part of west Vancouver Island are expected to be in the range of 40 to 70 millimetres by Friday night.
Localized flooding in low-lying areas is possible.
Zeballos remains under the local state of emergency that was first issued in August after the Gold Valley Main wildfire burned out-of-control on a slope near the village. It has been extended five times.
While cooler weather and rain helped bring the wildfire under a control, an evacuation order was issued on Sept. 8 for all houses north of Sugarloaf Bridge, all houses on the east side of Maquinna Avenue North of Pandora Crescent, and all houses on Pandora Crescent that are east of Maquinna Avenues due to the possibility of debris falling or mudslides.
Houses on the east side of Ferris Road at the addresses 402-B, 404, and 406 are also included in the order.
East Vancouver Island, inland Vancouver Island and north Vancouver Island are still under a special weather statement due to rain and wind.