Environment Canada has issued a warning for potentially damaging winds for most of B.C.'s South Coast as a Pacific storm front moves in today.

Meteorologists are predicting initially strong winds from the southeast between 70 to 100 km/h late Saturday afternoon shifting to westerly gale force winds of 60 to 80 km/hour Saturday night, slowing to 30 km/h after midnight.

Storms of this nature can cause power outages as well as ferry and flight delays.

The weather service is also predicting a second strong Pacific front arriving Sunday afternoon.  It says this second front is expected to generate very strong winds Sunday afternoon.

Hardest hit will be the west coast of Vancouver Island and the Victoria area. On the Lower Mainland, western sections including Richmond, Tsawwassen and White Rock  will bear the brunt of the storm

The storm fronts will also bring rain, heavy at times.

With files from the CBC's Johanna Wagstaffe