03/06/2014 06:05 EST | Updated 05/06/2014 05:59 EDT

Mini-Pineapple Express bringing lots of rain to B.C.

A short-lived break the rain tomorrow will give way to a Pineapple Express scenario for the weekend. And that means more rain, says CBC meteorologist Johanna Wagstaffe.

The latest storm system has already brought 20 to 40 millimetres to Vancouver since it moved in last night, with periods of rain and gusty winds continuing through to this evening. Rain will begin to taper off overnight for a mainly dry Friday.

As we sit between systems for one day, we may even get some sunshine across B.C.'s South Coast, but there is still the risk of a few lingering showers in there as well.

Rain will return early Saturday as the jet stream taps into subtropical moisture for the weekend. Mild temperatures and rising snow levels along with the steady rain will continue through Sunday. Rainfall totals for Vancouver may be between 50 to 100 millimetres by the end of the weekend, with even higher amounts for the west side of Vancouver Island. A special weather statement is already in place from Environment Canada but stay tuned for updates.

Watch Johanna's video outlook in the player above, and catch her full forecast on CBC News Vancouver at 5 and 6.