Snow in Victoria (Ryan Holder / Instagram)

Winter weather is in full effect in Greater Victoria today!

According to an artic air warning from Environment Canada, the wind chill tonight could potentially range from minus 15 to minus 25 in the Greater Victoria area and on the Southern Gulf Islands.

“Rising surface pressures over the BC interior will continue to drive arctic air through mainland valleys and inlets this week,” the warning stated.

Additionally, Greater Victoria is expected to see four straight days of snowfall in the region.

Environment Canada

A special weather statement is in effect for BC, including Vancouver Island. The cold air is forecasted to remain for the week, the weather statement warns.

After Wednesday’s predicted snowfall, a mix of sun and clouds will follow  — enough to make roads slick on Thursday, with an expected low of minus 1.

Temperatures will drop down to their lowest of -6 on Wednesday with the high climbing throughout the week to plus 5 on Saturday.

Localized heavy flurries are expected Wednesday on the East Island from Courtenay to Campbell River. Some areas could see rapid accumulations of snow, with over 5 cm possible in a few hours.

Severe weather reports can be sent to Environment Canada at, and can also be tweeted using the hashtag #BCStorm.

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