Two fall storms will bring heavy rain and strong winds to BC this week.
A slow moving frontal system over the central coast will finally move southward tonight. Rain will become heavy at times over the south coast and southeast winds will increase as the front approaches. The front will cross the Lower Mainland Tuesday morning. In its wake, winds will shift to the southwest with gusts as high as 80 km/h and rain will taper to scattered showers.
Rainfall and wind warnings have been issued for some regions and may be expanded tonight.
Snow levels over the BC Interior will lower to near 1000 metres on Tuesday afternoon changing precipitations into flurries at summit level for some highway passes.
The second storm system will arrive on the South Coast early Wednesday, bringing another round of wind and heavy rain. Additional rainfall and wind warnings may be issued for this storm. It is possible that falling leaves may block storm drains and combined with significant rain, cause local flooding. Freezing levels will rise again with the next round of precipitation. No snowfall is expected over high elevation mountain passes on Wednesday and Thursday.
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