Snow is becoming a familiar scene on Vancouver Island. This morning brought snow flurries, heavy at times, to many parts of the South Island including Saanich and Sooke.

The cool, unsettled weather continues this week, with isolated showers or flurries today and heavier bands of snow sweeping across the island tonight and tomorrow. Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for East, Inland and North Vancouver island as a result.

weather statement

As temperatures warm slightly tomorrow afternoon, snow may change to rain. Right now, it looks like temperatures return to seasonal normal for Friday. 

For those of you keeping track (and perhaps counting down…spring begins in 14 days. Many islanders agree it can’t come soon enough!