Atmospheric river soaking B.C., mudslide and flood risk high
Monday, January 29, 2018, 10:41 AM - Steady rain and high elevation snow will continue through Monday in British Columbia, as a Pacific low lingers off the coast of British Columbia into Tuesday, setting up an atmospheric river directly pointed at the south coast.
Aside from high elevation snow, the heavy rainfall for Vancouver Island and the lower mainland has raised the risk of mudslides and flooding. The B.C. River Forecast Centre has issued a flood watch for eastern Vancouver Island, and a high streamflow advisory for much of the rest of the island, as well as the south and central coast.
In terms of rainfall, rain will continue for the southern coast Monday, with moisture sinking south and the steady rain ending later tonight.