A mix of rain and snow is expected to fall on Wednesday across much of Vancouver Island. (Pixabay)

You should probably pack an umbrella today

Environment Canada is forecasting a mix of rain and snow to begin falling Wednesday

A slow-moving Pacific front is setting up over Vancouver Island and it’s expected to bring a mix of rain and snow on Wednesday, according to a special weather statement from Environment Canada.

It will affect the eastern coast of Vancouver Island from Duncan to Campbell River and Inland portions of the Island. Bands of moisture and cold outflow winds will intensify throughout the day with heavy precipitation that will make snowfall accumulations more likely for areas at higher elevations away from the coast.

READ MORE: Temperatures drop, records broken around Vancouver Island

A wind warning has also been issued for North Vancouver island, where authorities expect strong winds to potentially cause damage.

An intense Pacific low pressure system drifting southward off the B.C. coast will produce very strong southeast winds of 80 to 100 km/h. The winds will gradually ease as the low continues southward.

There could be damage to buildings, such as roof shingles and windows. High winds can also toss loose objects or cause tree branches to break.

Just Posted

Man suffering heart attack not allowed to board Quadra Island ferry

Quadra Island man recovering after being airlifted to hospital in Victoria

Oyster River salmon numbers bouyant, Quinsam/Campbell data not so

By Neil Cameron Special to the Mirror In a tale of two… Continue reading

Boy with terminal disease gets his wish – a trip to Disneyland – but family still looking for support

Kaleb Francis, 4, was diagnosed last month with X-linked myotubular myopathy

Local artisan calls new Marine Harvest brand ‘inappropriate,’ too close to his Indigenous name

Salmon farming company prepares for name change amid objections from Mowisaht Designs

The Nutcracker comes alive in two Campbell River performances

River-Port Danceworks show featured professional dancers Danielle Gould and Giovanni Giordano

Retired B.C. teacher a YouTube Sudoku sensation

A retired Kelowna teacher has amassed quite the following online by teaching the art of solving a Sudoku puzzle.

Girl, 6, lured from elementary school, sexually assaulted: Vancouver police

Police are seeking dashcam footage from nearby Sexsmith Elementary School in South Vancouver

B.C. Liberals call for outside audit of Speaker’s office

Auditor General implicated in Darryl Plecas accusations of impropriety

Three victims of ex-ski coach Bertrand Charest suing Alpine Canada

The victims are also seeking $150,000 each in punitive damages

Trudeau names four new senators, filling every seat in the Senate

Trudeau has appointed 49 senators since becoming prime minister and will have the chance to appoint more in 2019

B.C. member of parliament takes feds to task on opioid crisis

‘Too many families are tragically losing parents, siblings and children to the opioid crisis.’

Judge gives Michael Cohen 3 years in prison

Judge William H. Pauley III said Cohen deserved a harsh punishment for crimes including tax evasion

Humboldt Broncos, cannabis, Fortnite: Here are Canadians’ top Google searches for 2018

When celebrities died or Canada Post went on strike, Canada turned to Google

Most Read