Are you ready for this? Snow forecast for some parts of Island on Friday

Snow is in the forecast today for some areas of Vancouver Island.

Environment Canada meteorologist Armel Castellan said the only places where a few centimetres of snow is likely to accumulate are between Coombs and Port Alberni, north of Campbell River toward Port Hardy and also toward Gold River.

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“Those are the areas that have a little bit of elevation in the highway systems.”

Temperatures have been hovering around zero degrees in places, including a 0.9 C reading at the Gonzales weather station in Victoria on Thursday morning. That turned out to be just 0.3 C away from a temperature record for that site dating back to 1893, Castellan said.

After a few more cold mornings, temperatures will start to head back up, Castellan said, making the snowfall “a one-hit wonder.”

Snow tends to become more of an issue in Island communities in November, he said.

“As soon as Halloween hits, things really start to ramp up for snow.” — Times Colonist

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