Rainfall warning issued for Abbotsford and Mission area

Rain totals could range from 40 to 80 millimetres, depending on location.

A rainfall warning has been issued for the Central Fraser Valley, including Abbotsford and Mission.

The warning issued by Environment Canada Tuesday afternoon states:

“A long episode of rain, at times heavy, continues.

“A moist Pacific frontal system will remain stalled across the South Coast until midday Wednesday. Rainfall intensity will fluctuate through the period but is expected to be heavy at times across the Lower Mainland through Wednesday morning. Storm total rainfall amounts are expected to range from 40 to 80 mm with the highest amounts near the North Shore and north of the Fraser River.”

The warning says “localized flooding in low-lying areas is possible” and notes that heavy rain can cause flash floods and lead to water pooling on roads.

Rain is forecast to continue through until the weekend.

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