Environment Canada has issued severe weather alerts for the majority of Vancouver Island, most of which begin on Thursday.

West and inland Vancouver Island is set to experience a total of 100 to 150 mm of rain by Saturday morning with showers starting overnight on Thursday as a low pressure system with subtropical moisture moves onto the B.C. coast.

The intense pressure system will also affect parts of east Vancouver Island where rainfall is expected to begin overnight on Friday and ease up by midday Saturday, bringing up to 60 mm of rain to the region.

Meanwhile, a wind warning is in effect for the northern part of the island with predictions of southeast winds of 90 km/h over exposed coastal sections that are expected to ease up later this afternoon.

For the areas expecting heavy rainfall, Environment Canada reminds people to watch out for flash floods and possible washouts near rivers, creeks and culverts.

Those residing in northern Vancouver Island are reminded to be wary of loose objects tossed around in the wind.