Snow likely over higher terrain in Metro Vancouver on Tuesday

Flurries in the forecast: Snowfall warnings in effect for parts of BC

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for snowfall for Greater Victoria, east and inland Vancouver Island, starting tonight.

The system will move in from Washington State, bringing a mix of rain and snow overnight into Tuesday. A bit more snow could fall Thursday but, by Friday, all we are expected to feel is cold.

"If visibility is reduced while driving, turn on your lights and maintain a safe following distance", Environment Canada said in the weather warning. Higher elevation passes like the Malahat and the Hump should see significant accumulations with at least 5 to 10 cm of snow expected.

With the strong easterly low level winds, East Vancouver Island and Victoria will likely be the snowiest regions across the South Coast on Tuesday.

The precipitation will ease Tuesday night and Environment Canada says any snow that falls will likely melt on Wednesday.

Up to 25 centimetres of snow is expected on Tuesday, with the greatest accumulation in the West Kootenay expected in southern regions like Trail.

The watch affects parts of the Boundary, Elk Valley, Kootenay Lake and West Kootenay regions, predominately along Highway 3 between Hope and Princeton, and Paulson Summit and Kootenay Pass.

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