Heavy rain, wind and snow forecasts for various parts of British Columbia

VANCOUVER — Severe weather conditions including rain, winds and snow are expected to hit parts of British Columbia over the weekend.

VANCOUVER — Severe weather conditions including rain, winds and snow are expected to hit parts of British Columbia over the weekend.

Environment Canada has issued a heavy rain and localized strong wind warning for Metro Vancouver, Gibsons, Sechelt, the Sea to Sky Corridor, Vancouver’s North Shore, the Tri-Cities area and the Lower Fraser Valley in north of the Fraser River.

The weather agency says areas upriver from the Lower Sunshine Coast to the Lower Fraser Valley are expected to receive the heaviest rain Sunday evening through Monday afternoon.

It warns that strong, gusty winds are also possible from Sunday through Monday in Metro Vancouver, Abbotsford and parts of Howe Sound.

Environment Canada has issued a winter storm watch for Sunday evening through Monday afternoon for Highway 3 — from Paulson Peak to Kootenay Pass, with areas expected to receive up to 30 centimeters of snow.

It says up to 40 centimeters of snow is expected for Coquihalla Summit – Hope to Merritt starting Sunday and Tuesday evening.

This report from The Canadian Press was first published on April 2, 2022.

The Canadian Press

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