Snow forecast for the east coast and interior of Vancouver Island this weekend


Following a series of storms that brought heavy rain to Vancouver Island, Environment Canada issued another special weather report to residents suggesting that snow may be in the forecast.

The weather agency says there is a potential for snow this weekend with a light build-up in parts of Vancouver Island.

Areas described by Environment Canada that may see snow include Greater Victoria, Cowichan Valley, Nanaimo, and along the Malahat Highway.

Environment Canada also notes that the system will move beyond the coast and hit the southern sections of the interior of Vancouver Island as well as Qualicum Beach.

According to the special weather report, experts predict that snow will fall on Friday night and last until Saturday morning.

The agency says a low pressure system “brushes the south coast” and has a chance to bring wet snow with it.

The snow should be about two to four inches on higher ground.

The agency warns that the roads can be slippery in wet and snowy conditions, especially on the Malahat.

Although there is a potential for snow, Environment Canada says there is a low probability that it will accumulate significantly during this time.

Flood warnings and road closures were lifted across the province on Thursday as British Columbia emerged from another atmospheric river system that brought heavy rain.


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