Rainfall warning issued for Fraser Valley and Metro Vancouver

Public urged to keep eye on conditions as rain expected to fall throughout Tuesday.

Environment Canada has issued a rainfall warning for Metro Vancouver and the western Fraser Valley including Abbotsford.

At 10:30, the weather agency issued an alert stating:

“Heavy rain is expected.

The second in a series of Pacific Storms will spread heavy rain to parts of the inner south coast tonight to Wednesday morning. Areas along the North Shore of Vancouver, the Tri-Cities area and eastwards towards Mission will receive 50 mm of rain.Southern portions of Metro Vancouver and the Western Fraser Valley can expect to see lesser rainfall amounts.

Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads. Localized flooding in low-lying areas is possible.”