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Heavy rain to continue into late morning for Fraser Valley: Environment Canada

BC River Forecasting Centre has flood watch advisory in effect for Lower Fraser Valley region
Heavy rain is expected to continue this morning (Dec. 5) for the Fraser Valley, according to an Environment Canada weather warning. /Mission Record Photo

Heavy rain is expected to continue in the Fraser Valley today (Dec. 5), according to a weather alert from Environment Canada.

After heavy rainfall on Monday (Dec. 4), between 10 and 20 mm of further rain is expected this morning.

“A potent and impactful storm, an atmospheric river, is over the South Coast and is bringing heavy rain,” the weather warning reads.

Environment Canada says the storm will slowly ease throughout the day, turning to showers late this morning.

“Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads. Localized flooding in low-lying areas is possible,” the weather alert reads.

A flood watch is currently in effect for the Fraser Valley region, including Abbotsford, Mission, Chilliwack, Agassiz and Hope.

The BC River Forecasting Centre uses the “flood watch” warning level when river levels are rising and will approach or may exceed bankfull. Flooding of areas near impacted rivers could also occur.

Environment Canada says to watch for possible washouts near rivers, creeks and culverts.

Black Press Media spoke with meteorologist Alyssa Charbonneau from Environment Canada about the rainfall warning for the Fraser Valley and snow advisory that has been issued for the Rogers Pass area.

Dillon White

About the Author: Dillon White

I joined the Mission Record in November of 2022 after moving to B.C. from Nova Scotia earlier in the year.
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