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Flooding rains to hit B.C this weekend

More than 100 mm of rain expected for parts of B.C., landslides and flooding possible

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Dalia Ibrahim
Digital Reporter

Friday, August 29, 2014, 7:46 PM -

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A wet weekend is ahead for parts of British Columbia.

An Aleutian low is expected to bring upwards of 100 mm of rain to central parts of the province and the north coast over the next couple of days. 

"Localized flooding and potential landslides are possible with this system," says Brett Soderholm, a meteorologist at The Weather Network.

Meanwhile, toward the lower mainland, rainfall amounts are expected to be significantly lower. 

"The Metro Vancouver area, for example, is forecast to see less than 10 mm Saturday through Sunday," adds Soderholm.

For areas bordering Alberta, rainfall amounts in that same time frame, will be ranging from 15 to 25 mm. 

Temperatures are expected to b below seasonal, specifically along the coast, during this time.

Stay tuned to The Weather Network on TV for LIVE updates throughout the weekend. 

Be sure to visit our ALERTS page for updated watches and warnings.

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