A special weather statement calls for wet snow and rain on Vancouver Island. (Pixabay)

Wet snow, rain expected on Vancouver Island this weekend

Environment Canada issued a special weather statement on Dec. 7

Exactly one week into December, much of Vancouver Island is under a special weather statement from Environment Canada — calling for snow.

With a weather system coming to the Island from the Pacific on Dec. 7, inland valleys will see wet snow and could also see freezing rain through Saturday morning.

READ MORE: Victoria’s Our Place is calling for more blanket donations

Meanwhile, east Vancouver Island — including Courtenay to Campbell River and Nanoose Bay to Fanny Bay — are also under the weather warning and are likely to see a few centimetres of snow.

Temperatures are expected to stay above freezing overnight.

Coastal areas can expect rain.

READ MORE: Our Place hosts Coldest Night information session Friday


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