-The following alert comes from Environment Canada; Sooke-specific weather details follow
Greater Victoria, Vancouver Island, and Coastal BC
A Pacific front over the British Columbia coast will continue to spread snow to the south coast today. The Arctic air that has been with us for nearly two weeks will finally be flushed out by milder Pacific air. Snow will gradually change to rain beginning tonight. As usual, snowfall will be highly variable; 10 to 20 cm of snow is expected before changing to rain tonight with the higher amounts expected inland and over higher terrain. Coastal sections of Vancouver Island may see closer to 5 to 10 cm of snow.
For Metro Vancouver and most areas of the South Coast, a complete change-over to rain is likely by Monday morning. North of Squamish the temperatures will remain low enough that snow may persist into Monday morning bringing possible snowfall totals of 20 to 30 cm. For the Fraser Valley, the mild Pacific air will combine with below freezing surface temperatures resulting in snow becoming mixed with freezing rain tonight. Inland communities of Vancouver Island including Port Alberni will also be at risk for freezing rain during the change-over.
Moderate rainfall in combination with melting snow could cause localized flooding on Monday.
Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow. Take frequent breaks and avoid strain when clearing snow.
Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to email@example.com or tweet reports to #BCStorm.
For Sooke specifically, it will be cloudy this morning with showers during the afternoon. High 4C. Winds SSE at 10 to 15 km/h. Chance of rain 50%. The next few days in Sooke look will be wet and soggy.[wunderground location=”http://www.wunderground.com/q/zmw:00000.2.71780″ numdays=”3″ measurement=”c” iconset=”Contemporary” layout=”table-vertical” hidedata=”search”]
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