PARKSVILLE – Get ready for high winds and a heck of a lot of rain.
That’s the warning tonight from Environment Canada, which is forecasting winds of up to 80 km/hr on the east coast of Vancouver Island and parts of the mainland coast.
Heavy rain — between 100 and 200 mm — is also being predicted by EC for the east coast.
Higher winds of up to 100 km/hr and heavier rain (200 mm) are forecast for the west coast of the Island as well as the north and central B.C. coasts and the north Island region.
“This is a warning that potentially damaging winds are expected or occurring in these regions. Monitor weather conditions … listen for updated statements,” states the EC website.