Snow covered Johnson Street (Photo by @edxn/Instagram)

Bundle up, Victoria!

Environment Canada has just released a special weather advisory for Greater Victoria and eastern Vancouver Island in order to prepare us for an incoming cold front.

After a mild first half of winter, Victorians can expect much frostier conditions soon thanks to incoming Arctic air that will waft over to the island by early Sunday morning.

According to the advisory, temperatures will drop 5 to 10 degrees below seasonal averages, making conditions much colder than they have been so far this winter.

Sunday will see some showers in the morning, which will transition into snowfall in the afternoon, says Environment Canada meteorologist Matt MacDonald.

“Greater Victoria can expect 2-3 cm of snow on Sunday,” MacDonald told Victoria Buzz.

“Once that cold air arrives, it’s here for the majority of next week, so we may see some more snow later on this week.”

Sections of East Vancouver Island could also experience potential snow storms on Sunday.

(Environment Canada weather forecast as of Friday afternoon)