A winter sunset in Victoria (Instagram @robhehr)

Brace for another cold front, Victoria! 

According to Environment Canada, the worst is not yet behind us after another special weather statement was issued for the region Wednesday. After a night of some serious wind and cold, the chilly week for Vancouver Island is going to continue. 

Tonight, through Thursday morning, Environment Canada is warning Victoria residents of falling temperatures and icy road conditions.

While Wednesday’s rising temperatures have melted most of the snow that fell on Tuesday, tonight’s windchill is expected to cause dangerous road and sidewalk conditions for unsalted areas.

Residents of Greater Victoria are being told to prepare for icy roads and snowfall warnings affecting Thursday morning commutes as temperatures are expected to drop to zero degrees with a localized windchill nearing -5 to -10 degrees before the morning commute.


On top of that, Environment Canada is predicting snow or rain for Friday as well.

Related: Victoria opens Emergency Weather Response warming shelters for second consecutive night

The EWRP is set into effect whenever unsafe weather conditions occur, including temperatures falling near zero degrees, sleet and freezing rain, snow accumulation, and sustained high winds.

As windchill affects most of Greater Victoria this evening the Cool Aid Society, the Salvation Army and the James Bay United Church will have warming shelters open going well into the winter. Frigid temperatures are expected to remain until Thursday night.

(Environment Canada)


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