Environment Canada is giving residents the heads up as some adverse weather heads for parts of the Island this weekend.
From Friday through to Sunday, residents of East Vancouver Island and parts of the Sunshine Coast can expect some gusting winds reaching anywhere between 70 to 90 kilometres per hour.
According to the warning, “the winds will abate Saturday afternoon as the front moves away from the region.”
Environment Canada also says an intense Pacific frontal system is approaching the South Coast that’s set to last until Saturday afternoon as the front moves away from the region.
A secondary system is expected to pass over the region, which could cause the rain to continue until Sunday.
For residents along the South Coast, anywhere from 30 to 150 mm of rain is to be expected.
Some localized flooding is to be expected in low-lying areas as the snow melt causes river levels to rapidly rise.
⚠️ WEATHER ALERTS ⚠️
Special #weather statement just issued for #BC South Coast including #YYJ #YVR #YCD #YAZ #YQQ w/ 30-150 mm rain forecast this wknd. Flooding risk due to snow melt.💨 Wind warning East #VancouverIsland Nanoose to #CampbellRiver #BCstorm@CHEK_News @CHEK_media pic.twitter.com/JfP33cXzNj
— Tess van Straaten (@tessvanstraaten) April 7, 2023