Heavy rain for BC's coast, heavy snow and rain for the Interior: Warnings issued for both regions
Friday, November 8, 2013, 7:40 AM -
An intense low pressure system off the west coast of Vancouver Island is bringing heavy rain to Metro Vancouver and snow to the Whistler area Thursday.
Environment Canada issued a rainfall warning with up to 40 mm of rain expected for Metro Vancouver through Friday morning.
"Except for the north shore where the total accumulations will be close to 50 mm," EC adds in their statement.
As for the Whistler area, total snowfall amounts of up to 50 cm can be expected by the time all is said and done.
That's great news for those eager to hit the slopes, but a hazard for drivers out on the roads.
A special weather statement was issued for the southern Interior mountain passes on Wednesday, warning of heavy snow and dangerous driving conditions.
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"Snow amounts of 5 to 15 cm are forecast over the majority of Passes except for highway 3 - Paulson Summit to Kootenay Pass - where up to 20 cm of snow is likely," EC says in Thursday's updated statement. "Be prepared for the winter-like driving conditions."