We aren’t in the clear just yet, Victoria.
According to the latest Environment Canada forecast, southern Vancouver Island could see some extreme weather patterns this week.
It all starts on Family Day, Monday February 20th, with an evening wind warning for Greater Victoria, temperatures are then expected to start dipping below normal and higher elevations could see snow flurries.
According to the weather agency, Monday’s winds are expected to be 70 km/h, with gusts reaching 100 km/h near Juan de Fuca Strait.
“A low pressure system will move from the Gulf of Alaska into central BC on Monday. Strong westerly winds are expected over BC south coast Monday night,” read the weather alert.
“Over Greater Victoria, westerly winds of 70 km/h gusting to 100 are expected especially near Juan De Fuca Strait.”
The warning is in place for most of the island, including inland Vancouver Island and the east Island from Qualicum Beach to Fanny Bay.
Winds will ease Tuesday morning as the system moves further inland.
As of this publication, the Environment Canada weather forecast is calling for snow on Wednesday and Friday.
By Wednesday, daytime highs could be as low as 2°C with overnight temperatures ranging from -5°C to -8°C.
“All of the arctic air for the Interior is going to ride out through the mainland, over the Strait of Georgia and then reach the Greater Victoria region,” he said.