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Snow in the forecast for parts of Vancouver Island this week

Snow in the forecast for parts of Vancouver Island this week

Snowfall is supposed to be heaviest in the Fraser Valley, Fraser Canyon, Similkameen and Nicola regions, the weather agency forecasts.

But flurries are possible Thursday and an arctic front will bring with it much colder conditions for the remainder of the week, with lows between minus-5 and minus-10 by Friday night.

"The resulting weather will be a mixture of rain and snow beginning tonight (Monday) over most south coast communities", read the statement.

NEWS 1130 Meteorologist Russ Lacate is keeping a close watch on the situation, but it's too early to predict how much snow might fall.

14 day forecast for Vancouver
14 day forecast for Vancouver

East Vancouver Island and Victoria are expected to receive the most snow along the south coast Tuesday, with higher elevation passes seeing anywhere from 5 to 10 centimetres of snow.

A sunny Wednesday may melt any accumulation, but more wet snow is expected to drift into Metro Vancouver on Thursday with a 70 per cent chance of seeing something white falling. Snowfall amounts will vary significantly, the statement said, but eastern Vancouver Island and Victoria will be hit hardest of the South Coast communities.

Other parts of the province fall under a winter storm watch, and could see 25 cenitmetres of snow over the next three days.

In the Boundary, the greatest accumulation is expected along Highway 3 and in Grand Forks.


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