Environment Canada is suggesting that parts of Vancouver Island could see snowfall on Monday afternoon.
An advisory has been issued and updated by the weather agency on Nov. 9, outlining that snow could be experienced on the southern, eastern and interior areas including Courtenay, Campbell River, Nanaimo, Nanoose Bay, Duncan, Goldstream and Mill Bay.
Environment Canada says that a frontal system is approaching with “modified arctic air,” as temperatures are expected to drop to around 1 degree celsius in certain areas.
“A frontal system will arrive over the south coast this afternoon. The front combined with the modified arctic air in place will give the potential to produce accumulating snow for neighbourhoods and roadways above 200 metres, including the Malahat Summit and Port Alberni Summit on Hwy 4,” a statement from the weather agency reads.
Environment Canada emphasizes that up to 5 cm of snow is possible over higher terrain. The front is expected to move out of the region overnight.
Vancouver Island residents can monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada on their website or on social media.
Drivers are also being cautioned as Environment Canada says weather in the mountains can change suddenly resulting in hazardous conditions.
Road conditions are available at www.drivebc.ca.