Information from Environment Canada
An intense Pacific frontal system will bring rain and strong winds to the south coast today through Saturday. Strong south winds of 60 km/h gusting to 80 will develop over areas near Haro strait this evening and ease Saturday morning.
In addition, strong southwest winds with gusts up to 70 km/h are expected through the Juan de Fuca Strait (that’s us in Sooke) beginning early Saturday afternoon. These winds will weaken by early Saturday evening.
The intense Pacific frontal system will bring strong winds and periods of heavy rain to West Vancouver Island today and tonight. Southwest winds will strengthen this evening reaching 80 km/h with gusts to 100. These winds will abate after midnight tonight.
This system will bring heavy rain beginning this morning. The rain will persist into tonight before easing overnight. Total rainfall amounts up to 80 mm are expected.
High winds may toss loose objects or cause tree branches to break. Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions due to high winds.
SPN Note: The WindyTV weather tool on SPN Weather is also showing a possibility of snow. Please ensure you have snow tires on if you are driving west/north of Sooke and/or up the Malahat.