Another snowfall warning has been issued by Environment Canada for parts of Vancouver Island, marking the second alert in under a week.
Environment Canada is anticipating snow to hit the East Coast of Vancouver Island on Wednesday.
The weather agency says that up to 5 cm is expected in districts along the eastern side of the Island, including Courtenay, Campbell River, Duncan, Nanaimo, Nanoose Bay, Fanny Bay and some communities along the Malahat.
According to Environment Canada, the weather will feature rain and wet snow – connected with an offshore low – and is anticipated to hit on Wednesday morning.
The agency adds that 5 cm is expected for “some inland areas” as well.
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Environment Canada notes that the low is expected to drift southward, resulting in the snow easing early this afternoon.
“Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions,” cautions the agency.
Several communities on Vancouver Island got their first dose of snowfall in 2021 this past weekend, as winter weather brought between two to 15 centimetres to some areas.