The Parksville Qualicum Beach region could see a dusting of snowfall tonight (Thursday, Jan. 9) of more than 5 centimetres.
Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for several areas on the east coast of Vancouver Island, including the area between Nanoose Bay and Fanny Bay.
Temperatures hovering around freezing mean that a mix of rain and snow is in the forecast.
The forecast calls for the snow to change to rain near mid-day Friday, Jan. 10.
However, the release warns more snow is possible this coming weekend, as a series of weather systems in a cool northwest flow from the Gulf of Alaska moves ashore.
Early next week, cold arctic air from the B.C. interior is slated to arrive on the south coast.