COMOX, B.C-  A special weather statement has been issued for eastern Vancouver Island.

According to the statement, the sunny and dry weather is set to end tomorrow, as a trough of low pressure moves south along the coast.

“Moisture associated with the trough will result in snow beginning early on Friday morning,” reads the statement.

“With the temperatures expected to rise above freezing on Friday afternoon the snow will likely change to rain or become mixed with rain over most areas. Snowfall amounts will be quite variable with the highest accumulations possibly reaching 5 to 10 cm by late Friday afternoon.”

The following areas are affected;

  • East Vancouver Island – Courtenay to Campbell River
  • East Vancouver Island – Duncan to Nanaimo
  • East Vancouver Island – Nanoose Bay to Fanny Bay