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Many Victorians were in for a surprise on Monday when snow began falling in parts of Greater Victoria. 

The snowfall is expected to continue through the afternoon and into the evening. 

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Environment Canada predicts snow for Saanich Peninsula Monday

There is a snowfall warning in place for the Malahat Highway from Goldstream to Mill Bay. 

According to Environment Canada’s weather warning, a low pressure centre off Vancouver Island will bring flurries along the highway route tonight. 

Along the Malahat, there is potential for heavy snow along that route, especially near the summit on the Trans Canada Highway. The expected snowfall accumulation will be between five and 10 centimetres.

The snowfall is expected to last until Tuesday morning. 

Conditions like these always bring with them the potential for dangerous road conditions. Roads will be slippery due to the amount of ice and snow. 

Looking north of Mill Bay, snow accumulation is expected for Courtney, Campbell River, Parksville and the Cowichan Valley.

Most of eastern Vancouver Island and the west coast of the mainland have snowfall warnings for the next 24 hours.

There is very little precipitation in the rest of the week’s forecast, so the snow will not be a common theme of this week’s weather.

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