Having flashbacks to the blizzard of ‘96, Victoria?
Today marks 25 years since a massive snowfall blanketed the region, which is fitting for today’s weather warning.
According to Environment Canada, the Greater Victoria area is expected to see another 2 to 5 cm of fresh snow as temperatures continue to drop.
In addition to the snow warning, Environment Canada also issued a Arctic air statement saying with the windchill factor could produce -20 temperatures for parts of Vancouver Island until at least Wednesday.
While this statement mostly impacts Comox and Campbell River, the Victoria area will see temps drop as low as -8 degrees.
“An Arctic ridge of high pressure over the B.C. interior will bring strong and bitterly cold outflow winds to coastal communities beginning tonight,” the weather statement reads.
Saanich Police issued an advisory Sunday morning urging motorists to avoid travel if possible.