Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning that says accumulations of snow could be as much as 30 centimetres by Wednesday morning on Southern Vancouver Island.
And late Tuesday afternoon, a winter storm warning was placed for East Vancouver Island.
The snow warning before 3 p.m. says, “widespread 10 to 20 cm with localized 30 cm accumulations for southern Vancouver Island today (Tuesday) and tonight.”
Environment Canada has spread the warning for Greater Victoria, inland and west Vancouver Island and for east Island from Duncan to Nanaimo.
Also included are the Southern Gulf Islands.
Environment Canada says Courtenay to Campbell River and Nanoose Bay to Fanny Bay is under a winter storm warning.
The weather service says after 10 to 15 cm today, a low-pressure centre will approach the Island and snow will intensify during the night.
Another 10 to 15 cm is expected to fall for southern Island by the morning, before easing off.
Environment Canada says rapidly accumulating snow will make travel difficult on highways, roads, parking lots and on walkways.