|Satellite imagery from Environment Canada shows the
front building to the north, set to deliver heavy rain to the region
Some heavy rain is on the way for Prince Rupert and the North Coast, with environment Canada issuing a Special Weather Statement this morning for the region.
The advisory noting that a front over the Alaska Panhandle will move onto the north coast of B.C. late this afternoon and reach the central coast tonight.
As the front passes, about 50 mm of heavy rain is expected for coastal areas before easing overnight.
The rain combined with melting snow at higher elevations may contribute to increased risk of localized flooding or washouts.
As the front arrives, winds will come from the south at 40 to 60 km/h diminishing to light later this evening.
With a heavy volume of rain anticipated, residents may wish to check the city drains near their homes to ensure that they are free of any debris that may back up the rain as it arrives.
The full North Coast weather forecast can be reviewed here.
The approaching system has also resulted in Marine Warnings for the Hecate Strait and all approaches to the North Coast and Haida Gwaii, with a Gale Warning in effect featuring winds of 25 knots increasing to 35 this afternoon and reducing to northwest 15 knots overnight
You can review the full marine Forecast here.
For a look back at past Weather events see our archive page here.