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.

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