Moorecroft Park in Nanoose Bay. (News Bulletin file photo)

Rainfall warning issued for Nanoose Bay

Rainy weather expected to intensify today, Jan. 31, and ease mid-day Saturday, Feb. 1

A rainfall warning is in effect for Nanoose Bay today.

Environment Canada put out a statement yesterday warning of heavy rain beginning overnight. Rainfall from an an intense low-pressure system with subtropical moisture is expected to intensify today, Jan. 31, then ease around mid-day on Saturday as the system leaves the area.

A total of 60 millimeters of rain is expected to fall in the Parksville-Qualicum Beach region by Saturday, Feb. 1.

“Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads. Localized flooding in low-lying areas is possible,” reads the release by Environment Canada.

The organization warns people to watch for possible washouts near rivers, creeks and culverts.

Mainroad Mid-Island crews will be keeping an eye out for flooding in the region.

“Mainroad crews will be patrolling for flooding problems on all service area Highways until the event passes, roadways are clear and back to normal,” said the organization in a release.

Mainroad recommends that people check www.drivebc.ca to stay current with road conditions.

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