A shift into cooler weather is making snow a likely possibility over the B.C. South Coast this week.
Environment Canada is projecting a few light flurries mixed with rain tonight, for the east and inland regions of Vancouver Island.
But the real snow may shape up for Thursday
A special weather statement has been issued for the regions Campbell River to Courtenay, Duncan to Nanaimo, and Nanoose Bay to Fanny Bay.
“Snowfall amounts will vary across the region. Current estimates are that the Fraser Valley, and higher elevations of Metro Vancouver and Vancouver Island have the potential for snowfall accumulations to exceed 5 cm Thursday night,” said Environment Canada in a statement.
The snow is expected to change back to rain Friday morning. However, with temperatures remaining below seasonal normals into next week, the chance of more snow remains.
Mainroad is also reminding drivers that a weather event is anticipated to hit north Vancouver Island beginning Jan. 9
In anticipation, Mainroad crews will be applying anti-icing chemicals and performing snow removal on all service area highways until the event passes, roadways are clear and back to normal.