Heavy rains in Parksville Qualicum Beach are expected to ease Tuesday (Jan. 7) afternoon. (NEWS file photo)

Heavy rain to ease Tuesday afternoon in Parksville Qualicum Beach

Deluge brings up to 90 millimeters of rain between Nanoose Bay and Fanny Bay

It’s raining, it’s pouring in Parksville Qualicum Beach – but the sogginess is expected to ease this afternoon (Jan. 7).

Environment Canada says the moist Pacific frontal system that’s hit the east coast of Vancouver Island will let up Tuesday, but only after delivering between 60 and 90 millimeters of rain in the region.

Heavy rain started in the evening on Monday, Jan. 6, with Environment Canada warning of the deluge Monday morning.

The organization warns of heavy downpours with the potential to cause flash floods and water pooling on roads.

A rainfall warning is also in effect for other areas of B.C.’s south coast, including Metro Vancouver, the Fraser Valley and Howe Sound.

emily.vance@pqbnews.com

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