Dustin Godfrey/Abbotsford News file photo

Dustin Godfrey/Abbotsford News file photo

Your daily commute and weather forecast: Dec. 12, 2018

Rainfall warning for Abbotsford, with up to 60 mm expected over next day or so. Minor congestion on Hwy 1

Good morning! It was a mainly clear start to the day at 4 C as of 7 a.m., and the Environment Canada weather service tells us we’ve got 86 per cent humidity and 17 km/h winds from the south.

But don’t get too comfortable with those blue skies – we’re far from being clear of the precipitation.A rainfall warning is in effect for the Fraser Valley, including Abbotsford.

“Heavy rain is forecast for tonight and Thursday with rainfall totals up to 60 millimetres,” Environment Canada says in the warning. “Rainfall, at times heavy, will develop late this afternoon or early this evening with the arrival of a moisture-laden frontal wave.”

Click the image for a link to the Environment Canada forecast for Abbotsford.
Environment Canada
Click the image for a link to the Environment Canada forecast for Abbotsford.

Environment Canada

Overnight tonight, we’re forecast to see rain, at times heavy – amounting to 20-30 mm – with the same forecast for tomorrow, amounting to about 15 mm, or 30 mm in northern sections.

The remainder of the week, we’re forecast to see more rain, through at least until next Tuesday, with highs ranging from 8 C to 12 C and lows between 6 and 8 C.

Currently, visibility is 24 kilometres.

Click the image for a link to the map on Google.
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Click the image for a link to the map on Google.

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On clear roads and driving at the speed limit, a drive from the Abbotsford News building to Downtown Vancouver would take 50 minutes.

Today, your daily commute time as of 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018 is one hour 21 minutes, with some congestion along Highway 1 in Langley and past the Port Mann Bridge.

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