Sooke is bracing for a snowy blast tonight.

Snow expected to arrive and stay awhile

The snow will begin over Vancouver Island late this evening

  • Thu Dec 8th, 2016 8:00am
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Do the scattered flurries of the past few days have you warmed up for winter? They should.

Environment Canada issued a statement this afternoon that the entire Island should expect a significant dump of snow starting tonight.

“The snow will begin over Vancouver Island late this evening and further east overnight and continue into Friday,” the statement reads. “The snow is expected to become mixed with rain as snow levels slowly rise through Friday near sea level. For communities at higher elevations or inland, precipitation will remain in the form of snow through Friday night.

“Total snowfall accumulations of five to 15 cm are expected over low lying coastal regions by Saturday morning with up to 25 cm over higher terrain.

“More precipitation is on the way Saturday, but will likely fall as rain for low lying regions. Flurries are possible on Sunday across the region.”