Nanaimo’s getting a bit of a break from snow at the moment, but could get a foot of snow overnight, according to the weather forecast.
Environment Canada issued a snowfall warning for the east coast of Vancouver Island from Duncan to Nanaimo, including inland areas, saying 20-30 centimetres are expected to fall overnight.
“A low pressure centre will approach Vancouver Island tonight. Snow will intensify during the night,” the warning notes. “A second round of heavy snow returns Wednesday night for these two regions before changing to rain Wednesday overnight.”
There is also a wind warning in effect in the region.
Environment Canada forecasts that low, southeast winds of 70-90 kilometres per hour will spread north from Greater Victoria, reaching the mid Island on Wednesday night. The winds are expected to shift southwest in the early hours Thursday and ease later that morning.
“Damage to buildings, such as to roof shingles and windows, may occur. High winds may toss loose objects or cause tree branches to break,” the warning notes.