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After seven days of rain, some let-up in B.C.

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Daniel Martins
Digital Reporter

Sunday, March 9, 2014, 7:57 AM -

People in British Columbia will finally see some relief from what has been a rainy few days - around seven days of rain, in fact.

The last rainfall warnings in the province's Lower Mainland dropped early Sunday morning, and the last of the rain should be on its way out of the region through the day.

"Light rain through southern B.C. will start to dissipate, turning into scattered rain through to the afternoon," Weather Network meteorologist Matt Grinter says.

That will likely come as a welcome relief to a region that has had more than its fair share of the stuff since Monday.

Although not everyone reached the 150 mm-plus threshold recorded in Abbotsford, amounts were still hefty, if lower, elsewhere.

At the higher elevations and the Interior, snow is the story for a little bit longer.

"Interior snow will continue today, dissipating this evening," Grinter says.

No snowfall warnings are in effect, but a special weather statement from Environment Canada still covered the higher elevation Interior passes early Sunday morning.

With all that extra snow on the ground, the Canadian Avalanche Centre is warning of high avalanche risk in most of the province's mountainous regions.

As for what's ahead, forecasters have some more positive news, precipitation-wise.

"Temperatures continue to be seasonal, with a drier week ahead," Grinter says.


WHAT'S AHEAD FOR SPRING? Read The Weather Network's Spring Outlook for British Columbia here, and for the whole of Canada here.


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