Cowichan Valley local governments say there’s been enough rain recently, and demand is trailing off as we get close to fall, so they can ease up on watering restrictions.

Starting Friday, the region will move to Stage 2 restrictions.

But, at least one forecaster is predicting the overall warm trend will continue into fall and winter which could spell trouble for the snow pack again.

Dayna Vettese is with the Weather Network.

Stage 2 will stay in place for the Cowichan Valley until the end of October.

You can see details of the Stage 2 rules at the cvrd website, and the other local government websites: DuncanLadysmithLake Cowichan, and North Cowichan.