Sooke will be covered in a snowy blanket when you wake up on Saturday morning. Here’s Friday’s weather warning from Environment Canada for the region.
Significant amounts of snow are expected, Greater Victoria.
Pacific moisture associated with an approaching frontal system will collide with the arctic front along Vancouver Island and the Southern Gulf Islands. Snow at times heavy will begin near midnight tonight and last through Saturday morning.
Total snowfall accumulation of 10 to 25 cm are expected with the higher accumulation occurring closer to Juan De Fuca Strait. In addition, strong easterly winds will give areas of poor visibility in snow and blowing snow.
Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow. Visibility will be suddenly reduced to near zero at times in heavy snow and blowing snow. Poor weather conditions may contribute to transportation delays.
Weather in the mountains can change suddenly resulting in hazardous driving conditions.
https://shiftintowinter.ca/ reminds drivers to know before you go. Adjust to winter driving behaviour and use winter tires and chains.
Road conditions are available at www.drivebc.ca.
Wind chill values will range from minus 10 to minus 20.
Cold arctic outflow winds will continue through Saturday morning though temperatures won’t be as cold tonight as it is this morning. Temperatures will continue to moderate this weekend.
Ensure that shelter is provided for pets and outdoor animals. Be prepared for unusually cold temperatures and strong winds.