snowfall in Victoria
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Victoria might be in for its first snowfall of 2020 this Sunday. 

According to Environment Canada’s week-long forecast, there is a 60% chance of flurries or rain showers this weekend. 

Their forecast says snow could begin to fall on Saturday night, as temperatures dip to -1°C at the Victoria International Airport weather station. 

With weather not expected to get much warmer — Sunday’s predicted high is 3°C — there is a good chance Victorians will need to break out the snow boots and shovels. 

Potential snowfall in Victoria this weekend
Screenshot via Environment Canada

While The Weather Network does not include snow in its weekend forecast, they do expect temperatures to dip below freezing on Saturday and Sunday. 

Until then, Victoria can expect the recent rainfall to continue, with potential highs of 6 to 10°C, according to Environment Canada. 

Vancouver-based meteorologist Tyler Hamilton says Vancouver Island residents can expect more snow in the near future, even after this weekend. 

“Extremely cold air by January standards on the way to B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba over the next couple of weeks,” Hamilton writes.

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