More snow possible as cold front moves over Vancouver Island
Snow accumulated in Central Saanich overnight, with many residents waking up to a winter wonderland Friday morning. Nov. 3, 2017. (Courtesy Darren Morson)
CTV Vancouver Island
Published Monday, November 6, 2017 2:50PM PST
Last Updated Monday, November 6, 2017 3:35PM PST
Parts of Vancouver Island could be in for more snow this week as a slow-moving cold front sweeps over the region.
The cold front approaching B.C.'s South Coast will bring a weak band of precipitation to eastern and inland Vancouver Island early Wednesday, according to a special weather statement issued by Environment Canada.
With cold air in place, that precipitation could turn into a rain-snow mix for many areas.
The weak band of rain and snow could be followed by a more intense band later Wednesday afternoon or evening.
While snow is not a certainty, higher elevations and areas exposed to cold outflow winds are more likely to see snowfall.
Wind warning for North Island, Haida Gwaii
Further north, a wind warning has been issued for northern Vancouver Island and Haida Gwaii, with gusts of up to 100 kilometres an hour expected Monday.
A Pacific frontal system was approaching the northern B.C. Coast and bringing strong, southeasterly winds of 80 to 100 km/h to Haida Gwaii Monday afternoon, according to Environment Canada.
The strong winds were expected to hit exposed coastal sections on the North Island near midnight and persist through Tuesday.
Environment Canada warns that the winds could toss loose objects, snap tree branches and cause damage to roof shingles and windows.