Environment Canada says snow may hit Victoria, Nanaimo this weekend

Environment Canada says snow may hit Victoria, Nanaimo this weekend

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

The weather agency says that this weekend has potential for snow with light accumulation across parts of Vancouver Island.

The areas being outlined by Environment Canada that may see snow include Greater Victoria, the Cowichan Valley, Nanaimo and along the Malahat Highway.

According to the special weather statement, experts are forecasting snow to hit overnight on Friday and last into Saturday morning.

The agency says that a low-pressure system is “brushing the south coast” and has a chance of bringing wet snow along with it.

The potential for snow spans from “Nanaimo to the Victoria Harbour,” suggests Environment Canada.

The agency is cautioning that roads may be slippery amid the wet, snowy conditions, particularly on the Malahat.

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

On Thursday, flood warnings and road closures were lifted across the province as B.C. emerged from yet another atmospheric river system that brought heavy rain.



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