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Brace yourselves for cold weather and possible snow, Vancouver Island.

In a Facebook post, Vancouver-based meteorologist Tyler Hamilton says a cold snap is on the way to end the month of January and is predicting multiple threats of snowfall in its last week.

While Hamilton is predicting a “super interesting” week ahead, Environment Canada seems to back his weather forecast but is predicting snowfalls to happen much sooner.

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

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

Late Friday night looks like it’ll be the coldest part of the week at -3 degrees.

***January 18th-23rd Weather Report**** Well this pattern sure looks like it'll threaten to bring an eventual snowstorm or two to sea-level through the remainder of the month for parts of the Island – the first decent chance arrives next weekend* This Thursday, a weak little 'inside slider' low is hinted in the models to spin up along the coast, but they're really not biting at much right now – so just a mention* Not a full arctic outflow setup, because we'll be fighting with the onshore flow and Pacific moisture at times, but that also increases our snow chances* Next week looks super interesting. let's just leave it at that 🙂

Posted by Tyler Hamilton on Sunday, January 17, 2021

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

While the threat of snowflakes is on the horizon, make sure to enjoy the periods of sunshine expected over the weekend.

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