Heavy rain coming to south coast of B.C.

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      This morning, a federal weather alert was issued for Metro Vancouver for a storm that's likely to melt much of the remaining snow.

      "A long episode of rain, at times heavy, is expected," the alert states. "A strong Pacific front being fueled with energy and moisture from the subtropics will spread heavy rain to the inner south coast this evening."

      The greatest rainfall will be near mountains. By Thursday (February 16) morning, 100 millimetres of precipitation is expected to fall in Metro Vancouver, the Fraser Valley, and Squamish.

      This could cause localized flooding in some areas.

      "The heavy rain will taper off on Thursday morning as the front finally moves eastward out of the area," the alert states.