11/06/2013 17:29 EST | Updated 01/23/2014 10:53 EST

Heavy B.C. South Coast rain starts Wednesday night

Heavy rain, gusty winds and snow for the mountain passes will all begin Wednesday night thanks to another strong Pacific storm system, says CBC meteorologist Johanna Wagstaffe.

Showers will start for Vancouver later Wednesday afternoon, before becoming heavy through the overnight with 30 mm to 50 mm expected for the city. Higher amounts may fall for the North Shore, before beginning to taper off to showers tomorrow afternoon.

A special weather statement is in place for the higher elevations of the southern Interior connectors for 5 cm to 10 cm Wednesday night.

The system will continue to track east, bringing snow to the Rockies and parts of the southern Interior for Thursday night into Friday.

Lingering showers will stick around for Friday, before another system brings rain for Saturday and temperatures remain cool, in the high single digits right through the weekend.

Catch Johanna's full forecast on CBC News Vancouver at 5 and 6.