Arctic air has been in place over the South Coast for several days.
A special weather statement has been issued for:
- East Vancouver Island – Courtenay to Campbell River
- East Vancouver Island – Duncan to Nanaimo
- East Vancouver Island – Nanoose Bay to Fanny Bay
A potent storm system over the Alaskan Panhandle will advance southwards on Tuesday, bringing Pacific moisture into the mix.
Snowfall accumulations of five to 15 centimetres are quite possible for east Vancouver Island, from Campbell River all the way south to Duncan, especially away from the Strait of Georgia, before the snow ends Wednesday morning.
Freezing levels on Vancouver Island should be high enough to restrict significant snow accumulations to elevations higher than about 200 meters.
Other regions of Vancouver Island can expect rain Tuesday with snowfall at higher elevations.
Sunshine is expected to return Wednesday.
Veronica Cooper takes a look at the next seven days.