Most municipalities make sidewalk snow clearing the responsibility of the adjacent owner or occupant and Vernon is no exception. Photo credit: Contributed

Most municipalities make sidewalk snow clearing the responsibility of the adjacent owner or occupant and Vernon is no exception. Photo credit: Contributed

More snow expected for Vancouver Island on Thursday

Environment Canada says the weekend will be clear, but there’s a good chance of many areas experiencing a white Christmas

Wet snow fell across much of Vancouver Island on Tuesday, while Wednesday brought sunshine and blue sky.

What can residents expect on Thursday and into the weekend?

Or, more importantly, for Monday morning?

According to Environment Canada, a few clouds last night are expected to give way to a 50 per cent chance of rain showers or snow flurries up and down the island over the next few days, with a higher chance of snow along the eastern coastline.

Earlier this week the expectation was for sub-freezing temperatures over the weekend — perhaps as low as -10 C — but Environment Canada has since walked back on its original forecast.

Temperatures are now expected to hover just above the freezing mark before cooling down again over the weekend.

Officials say there is a good chance of many Island residents experiencing a white Christmas from Victoria to Campbell River with many areas expecting a 60 per cent chance of snow.