BC rainfall warning: special statements from Environment Canada.
A rainfall warning has been issued for Metro Vancouver, while some B.C. mountain passes could face an early season dump of snow according to Environment Canada.
Rain is expected to be heavy. Up to 60 millimetres could fall in parts of Metro Vancouver and Howe Sound by Monday morning, said an alert from Environment Canada issued Sunday.
There are 10 regions — with high mountain passes — facing special weather statements for the potential of snow accumulation. Those highways include the Coquihalla, the Trans-Canada Highway and Highway 3.
Meanwhile, there is a snowfall warning for up to 10 centimetres of snow for the Chilcotin and up to 30 centimetres of snow by Tuesday for Yoho and Kootenay Park.
The province requires passenger vehicles to be equipped with winter tires between Oct. 1 and March 31 on many rural highways and high mountain passes in the Interior, North and Vancouver Island.