Don’t put those shovels away just yet, there’s still plenty of winter season left.
As warned earlier this week, Vancouver-based meteorologist Tyler Hamilton said a cold snap was on the way to end the month of January and predicted multiple threats of snowfall.
Now, in a special weather statement issued Thursday afternoon, Environment Canada forecasts snow beginning Saturday night and lasting until Sunday morning for Vancouver Island, Sunshine Coast and Lower Mainland.
A ridge of high pressure over BC will give mainly clear skies and cool conditions until late Saturday. A low-pressure system will move southward along the coast bringing clouds to the area Saturday afternoon.
Areas of eastern Vancouver Island, including Duncan to Nanaimo, Nanoose Bay to Fanny Bay and Courtenay to Campbell River, could see amounts from 5 to 15 cm.
Make sure to check road conditions before heading out!