Environment Canada says we’re about to get hit with what forecasters are calling an “incredible series of storms” and “an extraordinary 3 to 4 day rain event”.

Wind and rainfall warnings are up for Eastern Vancouver Island.

The first front will cross the area this afternoon with winds of 70 kilometers an hour, gusting to 90, and lots of rain.

Jennifer Hay of Environment Canada says because the system is generated by a strong Jet Stream dipping south and picking up warm, moist, air there won’t even be a consolation prize of fresh powder in the mountains.

Hay says the system will hit the area in waves from today through Thursday morning.