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Your daily commute and weather forecast: Jan. 3, 2019

Heavy rain expected today, with a rainfall warning for the Fraser Valley. Minor congestion on Hwy 1

Good morning! It was a very wet start to the day at 3 C as of 7 a.m., and the Environment Canada weather service tells us we’ve got 99 per cent humidity and 6 km/h winds from the north-northeast.

And it’s only going to get more wet today, with a rainfall warning for the Fraser Valley, including Abbotsford. Rain, at times heavy, is expected, Environment Canada says.

“A very moist Pacific frontal system will remain stalled over the region today and tonight resulting in continued heavy rainfall for the Fraser Valley,” the warning says. “The rain will finally ease by Friday morning as the front moves out of the region. Localized flooding in low-lying areas is possible.”

Abbotsford is expected to get 30 to 40 mm of rain through the day today, with winds of 40 to 60 km/h, and 10 to 20 mm of rain overnight.

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

And we’ve got no reprieve from the rain expected this week, however the heavy rain is expected to be finished by tomorrow morning. Through the week, we’re looking at everything from a chance of showers to rain and everything in between.

Highs range from4 to 7 C and lows from 1 to 4 C, with potential snowfall Sunday night.

Currently, visibility is 6 kilometres.

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

Google Maps

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 Thursday, Jan. 3, 2018 is one hour 13 minutes, with pretty breezy commute along Highway 1. Only minor congestion through Langley and Surrey and past the Port Mann Bridge at this time.

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