Environment Canada is forecasting up to five centimetres of snow to hit parts of Vancouver Island on Wednesday.
Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley, Sunshine Coast, East Vancouver Island and the Malahat Highway, saying these areas could see snow, starting on Wednesday morning and lasting through the afternoon.
The weather agency suggests that accumulations between two to five centimetres can be expected in areas around Courtenay, Comox, Campbell River, Duncan, Nanoose Bay, Fanny Bay, Nanaimo and along the Malahat Highway in the areas of Goldstream and Mill Bay.
The pacific frontal system will move over the B.C. south coast today, with freezing levels initially being near sea level, according to Environment Canada.
Warmer air will start to push through later this evening.
Inland sections and the higher terrain of Metro Vancouver and Vancouver Island, as well as western sections of the Fraser Valley can expect the highest accumulations.
“Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions,” notes Environment Canada.