Winter may officially begin tomorrow, but it's packing a punch today on the B.C. coast. Residents in Howe Sound and parts of east Vancouver Island are expected to get dumped by snow on Monday.
A low pressure system approached earlier on Monday morning from the south and is being followed by another system in the afternoon. This second band will bring heavier precipitation than the first one.
As a result, up to 10 cm of snow is likely to fall on east Vancouver Island and up to 15 cm on Howe Sound after which it will turn into rain. Already warnings are in place for both regions.
And those on the north coast, won't be spared from the cold either. Strong outflow winds are being created by an Arctic ridge of high pressure in the northern part of British Columbia, which will drop temperatures and produce wind chill values at a biting -20 tonight.