Showers, flurries and hail are all possible over the South Coast Thursday and Friday. (File photo)

Showers, flurries and hail all possible over South Coast on Thursday and Friday

Thunderstorms producing small hail could also be on the weather menu

Who says spring is here to stay?

Late Wednesday night, Environment Canada issued a special weather statement for East Vancouver Island, listing Courtenay to Campbell River, Duncan to Nanaimo and Nanoose Bay to Fanny Bay, as well as reporting showers, flurries and hail are all possible over the South Coast Thursday and Friday.

“A strong Pacific cold front will approach the South Coast tomorrow morning, bringing rain for most areas. As the cold front sweeps through tomorrow afternoon and tomorrow night, freezing levels will plummet and rain will become mixed with snow over higher urban communities and over inland regions. A few centimetres of snow accumulation are possible over higher terrain and inland,” stated a release.

“Thunderstorms producing small hail are also possible tomorrow night and Friday as an unseasonably cold pool of air in the upper atmosphere settles in. Friday will be a very unsettled day of weather across the South Coast. Look for a mix of sunny periods, showers, flurries or thunderstorms with small hail.”

For updates, visit https://weather.gc.ca/ and to report severe weather, send an email to ec.tempetepacifique-pacificstorm.ec@canada.ca or tweet reports using #BCStorm.

Just Posted

Thief in Nanaimo steals tablet from vehicle, tries to make online purchases

RCMP remind motorists not to leave valuables in vehicles overnight

RDN grants $1.1 million for replacement of leaky pipes in Cedar

Tender for installation of PVC pipe on Cedar Road area closes Oct. 9

Fire official deems morning fire at Nanaimo school suspicious

Nanaimo Fire Rescue extinguishes fire at portable at École Océane

Nanaimo hotel tax set to go up

Hospitality association lays out five-year plan for tourism in Nanaimo

Tour de Rock ready to start making its way down Vancouver Island

Tour de Rock takes place Sept. 21 to Oct. 4

Kids meet machines at diabetes research fundraiser at Nanaimo’s port

Meet a Machine was held Saturday at the Port of Nanaimo

B.C. Lions hype-man marks 15 years of cheers

Crazy P cheers, chants, bangs his drum and spreads a message of love

Island music trivia tournament a hit on World Alzheimer’s Day

More than $13,000 raised by people naming that tune

Festival parade ‘jazzes’ up downtown Nanaimo

Nanaimo International Jazz Festival closes with Laila Biali Trio Sunday

Opposition to 388 Machleary proposal over-extends public hearing

Nanaimo residents 10-1 against development plan in Old City Quarter, public hearing to be continued

Nanaimo Astronomy Society guest will talk about array of antennas

Guest speaker tells about working with 16-kilometre radio observatory in Chile

Nanaimo high school students cut class to attend climate action rally

Extinction Rebellion Nanaimo rally raises awareness, demands action against climate change

PHOTOS: Steller sea lion with plastic around neck rescued on Vancouver Island

Rescue staff determined the plastic band cut the protected animal’s neck approximately two inches

Nanaimo beekeepers take down nest of giant hornets

One nest eradicated at Robins Park, but there are still Asian giant hornets around

Most Read