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Keep the hatches battened: Storm expected in Vancouver this evening

It was originally expected to hit Tuesday night and Wednesday morning
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Watch out for the windy weather.

The sunshine before the storm won't last very long. 

Environment Canada made a special weather statement on Monday (May 16), warning Metro Vancouver to prepare for a spring storm with more than a stiff breeze.

The federal agency has updated the warning, predicting "strong winds" and "gusty southwesterlies" will arrive early Wednesday evening (May 18) rather than the initial forecast of Tuesday night. 

"In the wake of an unseasonably strong low which moved into the BC interior today, strong southwest winds will continue this evening," states Environment Canada.

Winds are expected to reach up to 70 kilometers per hour as the storm moves through the South Coast, including Whistler, Howe Sound and the Fraser Valley along with Metro Vancouver.