Parts of Vancouver Island are under an Environment Canada weather advisory because of a risk of wet snow and freezing rain heading into the weekend.
The inland and east Vancouver Island regions are included in the Environment Canada alert’s list for B.C., with wet snow or freezing rain anticipated Friday night and Saturday morning.
The east Island advisory runs from Nanoose Bay to Fanny Bay and from Courtenay to Campbell River.
The service says areas further inland and those still under the influence of outflow conditions from the mainland inlets, such as Campbell River, will likely see a few centimetres of snowfall.
Rain is forecast for much of Vancouver Island this weekend and Environment Canada says as a weak weather system is approaching the Island from the Pacific and bringing precipitation with it.
The advisory also says “winds near the immediate coast of the Strait of Georgia will increase later today (Friday) and temperatures should remain above the freezing mark through tonight.”
The wet snow and freezing rain advisory are also in place for the Fraser Valley and Metro Vancouver.
Haida Gwaii is under a wind warning. Environment Canada said southeast winds will increase to 90 km/h in that area with higher gusts beginning noon on Saturday. Winds will ease on Sunday as the Pacific frontal system moves inland.
Drivers are asked to be prepared to adjust their driving with changing road conditions.