SNOWY BROOMBUSTER: Twelve-year-old Elena Sales took this photo of a snowman version of a Broombuster.

Melt and freeze pattern this week in Parksville Qualicum Beach

It will make for dangerous roads at night and in the morning

It can be a dangerous trend for winter driving, and it’s happening in Parksville Qualicum Beach this week.

Temperatures are expected to be right around the freezing mark during the day for the next few days. At night they are expected to dip to at least minus-4 C.

With some snow on the ground and sporatic precipitation, that could mean a pattern of melting during the day and freezing at night, ehich could make the roads dangerous around the Parksville Qualicum Beach region.

Schools remained open in Qualicum School District 69 on Monday. They were closed for a ‘snow day’ in other parts of the Island on Monday, including Nanaimo-Ladysmith and the Southern Gulf Islands.

Various weather forecasts for the Parksville Qualicum Beach region call for sunny skies and little or no (10-20 per cent) chance of precipitation from Tuesday through Saturday.

That changes Sunday and Monday when the chance of precipitation jumps to 60-70 per cent.

On Dec. 11, 2015, according to the Weather Network, it reached eight degrees C for a high and one degree for a low.

— NEWS Staff

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