Five centimetres of snow has already been reported near the Campbell River Airport as a snowfall warning has been issued for the area.
According to the weather agency, a Pacific warm front is bringing snow to the northern sections of east Vancouver Island. At 5 p.m., 5 cm of snow had been reported near the Campbell River Airport, Environment Canada said.
Total snow accumulations up to 10 cm can be expected over inland sections before the snow changes to rain late this evening.
However, near the water, snow will be mixed with rain and no significant accumulations are expected.
Drivers are reminded to adjust to changing road conditions. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow.
All of Vancouver Island continues to be under a special weather statement due to the winter storm. West Vancouver Island, north Vancouver Island and east Vancouver Island, from Nanoose Bay to Fanny Bay are under a rainfall warning.