Parts of Vancouver Island are under a snowfall warning Friday morning as winter weather continues to hit the south coast.
Environment Canada says up to ten centimetres of snow could blanket Inland and East Vancouver Island along with Greater Victoria.
Snow that is expected to start falling Friday morning is forecast to intensify in the afternoon. Areas away from the water and over higher terrain such as the Malahat, Shawnigan Lake and Cowichan Lake could see the highest accumulations of snow with amounts near ten centimetres by Saturday morning.
Areas near the water such as downtown Victoria may see upwards of five centimetres of snow.
Near Nanaimo heavy flurries could develop this evening resulting in snowfall accumulations of five centimetres or more in a short period of time.
Environment Canada adds that snowfall accumulations may be highly variable and episodic throughout the afternoon and tonight but should end by Saturday morning.
The public is advised to prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions.
A wind warning is also in place for the Southern Gulf Islands and Greater Victoria Friday predicting gusts up to 90 km/h that could last into Saturday.
Snow that could fall during the winds may result in in blowing snow, reducing visibility.
Snow has already begun to fall in Saanich and the Cowichan Valley.
More information on the weather warnings can be found here.