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Rainy weekend looms for B.C.

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Daniel Martins
Digital Reporter

Saturday, March 8, 2014, 8:58 -

If it isn't raining where you are in British Columbia's South Shore and Vancouver Island, it will be before long - to the tune of up to 120 mm in some areas before the weekend is done.

Rainfall warnings are in effect for the western and nothern parts of the Island, along with Metro Vancouver, Howe Sound and the Fraser Valley.

While the hardest hit areas will be on Vancouver Island, almost all of the province's coasts will see some amount of rain on Saturday, tapering off into Sunday night.

The North Coast, meanwhile, is in a winter storm warning, with snow and freezing rain possible, at least for Terrace, B.C. However, although some amounts were reported, Environment Canada said the heaviest precipitation was already over by Saturday morning, with no more than 5 cm of further snowfall accumulation expected in more northerly regions.

That's the only winter storm warning in the province as of Saturday morning, but snow is also expected at some of the higher elevations elsewhere in the province.

The Canadian Avalanche Centre is warning of high avalanche risk over almost all of the province's higher elevations.


WHEN WILL SPRING ARRIVE IN B.C.? Check out our official spring outlook for B.C.


Visit the Alerts section of the website to keep on top of watches and warnings across the country.

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