Canada’s Weather Network is predicting parts of the region will see snow this winter, even at lower elevations. Forecaster Tyler Hamilton says the region will continue to get pounded by precipitation, which could evolve into snow when the freezing level drops. “I think we will actually see a couple bouts of substantial snow, even down to near sea levels which we haven’t seen in a couple of years,” Hamilton states. “There could be weather advisories and snowfall warnings issued for parts of east Vancouver Island this winter, especially when we get some of that arctic outflow conditions.” Hamilton says similar weather patterns in the past also brought more snow that normal. Daytime highs over the winter are expected to hover around 5 degrees.