Winter storm prerequisites are barrelling down on Vancouver Island, with blowing snow and shaded visibility expected for Larger Victoria overnight.
Atmosphere Canada increased the severity of its iciness storm warning for Larger Victoria on Friday morning, announcing heavy snow is anticipated to originate before middle of the night and last through to Saturday morning.
Approximately 15 to 25 centimetres of snow is anticipated for southern, eastern and western Vancouver Island, with increased accumulations across the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Stable easterly winds will develop for discontinuance to-zero visibility at occasions, per the weather carrier.
“Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking so much also can become hard to navigate as a consequence of gathering snow,” Atmosphere Canada warned.
Moisture approaching from the west is anticipated to collide with an Arctic cold front, creating discontinuance to-perfect storm prerequisites over the island.
The Malahat highway between Goldstream and Mill Bay will become treacherous Friday evening into Saturday morning, as a consequence of gathering snow and shaded visibility.
Mighty of B.C. stays under a cold-weather warning as an outflow of Arctic air has plunged temperatures well below seasonal values.
The latest B.C. highway prerequisites are obtainable right here.