Environment Canada has issued the following weather alert for Greater Victoria.
A frontal system advancing from the Pacific will result in snow developing this morning over BC south coast with snowfall amounts up to 5 cm today.
Meanwhile a low developing southwest of the region will allow snow to re-intensify over Vancouver Island this evening reaching the Lower Mainland early Thursday.
Snow is expected to change to rain through the day over Vancouver Island and parts of Metro Vancouver on Thursday.
Amounts are expected to be highly variable with amounts of 2 to 5 cm near the Coast ranging to possibly as high as 10 cm or more in inland areas. Amounts will depend on how quickly the warm air advances and the timing of transition to rain.
Additionally there is the possibility of freezing rain with the changeover. The public is advised that roads and walkways will become hazardous and that they should stay tuned for further updates and likely warnings.
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BC Storm Tracker
There has been the equivalent of 56.4 mm of precipitation since Sat 18:00 at "HOPE AIRPORT" #BCStorm— WX Hope (@wc_hope) October 22, 2019
There has been the equivalent of 31 mm of precipitation since Sun 13:00 at "Agassiz" #BCStorm— WX Chilliwack (@wc_chilliwack) October 22, 2019
There has been the equivalent of 54.8 mm of precipitation since Sat 18:00 at "HOPE AIRPORT" #BCStorm— WX Hope (@wc_hope) October 22, 2019
There has been the equivalent of 30.3 mm of precipitation since Sun 13:00 at "Agassiz" #BCStorm— WX Chilliwack (@wc_chilliwack) October 22, 2019
A good stormy afternoon through parts of BC Wind warnings for the north coast & Haida Gwaii. Strong west winds of… https://t.co/pjgspB8oM5— ECCC Weather British Columbia (@ECCCWeatherBC) October 22, 2019