Mount Washington Alpine Resort has had snow for a couple weeks now, but the white stuff could be making an appearance in town with upcoming temperatures below freezing expected. Mount Washinton nordic cam still.

Snow on the horizon for many Vancouver Island communities

Special weather statement says snow coming Thursday night at low elevations

The snow blanketing surrounding mountains could see an appearance in your Vancouver Island town.

In a special weather statement this morning, Environment Canada said there is “potential snow for the B.C. South Coast Thursday night,” specifically pointing to the area from Duncan to Campbell River.

The forecast calls for lower temperatures in the coming days as a “low tracking south along the B.C. coast” spreads moisture across the region starting Thursday night.

“While there may be a few light flurries mixed with rain tonight, the first real opportunity for widespread low elevation snow is shaping up to be Thursday night,” the special weather statement said.

Snowfall amounts are expected to vary by region. Environment Canada said higher elevation areas on Vancouver Island could see more than of five centimetres of snow Thursday night.

That snow is expected to change back to rain Friday morning, but with more cold weather forecast on the horizon, the snow may return.

Environment Canada’s current forecast calls for a low of -8 C Sunday night with Monday’s high at -1 C.


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