Another dance with snow across the South Coast of British Columbia

Don't put away the snowblowers and shovels, yet, B.C. Multiple rounds of additional snowfall is headed for the South Coast this week

OK, here's the snow scoop.

Throughout Monday, bands of heavier snow swept across Vancouver Island because of an upper trough to the southwest. A low-pressure system will cross into the Interior of B.C. by Tuesday, initiating more rounds of localized snowfall due to the cold air mass in place.

As of early Tuesday, more than 13,000 people were without power on Vancouver Island and the Southern Gulf Islands, with 4,000 left in the dark in West Vancouver and Sechelt.

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Snowfall warnings in effect Tuesday

Strait-enhanced snowfall targets eastern Vancouver Island, south of the Comox Valley. Even regions near Greater Victoria, mainly inland and across the Malahat, need to watch out for significant snowfall accumulations.

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Highway 4 is also a dodgy drive to Tofino, with some heavier snowfall forecast for the Port Alberni region. The highest amounts could get close to 30 cm of snowfall, with a greater area seeing 10-20 cm.

The Lower Mainland came into the mix with periods of heavy snowfall throughout Monday evening and overnight. Through Tuesday morning, it could still be pretty heavy, locally. As the bands of snow cross the Strait of Georgia and move closer to downtown Vancouver, there is the potential to accumulate up to 10 cm of snowfall.

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Farther north, the Sunshine Coast and the Sea to Sky will also deal with heavy snowfall through Tuesday morning.

What's next?

Well, a front rolls down the coast Wednesday overnight, bringing wet snow across higher terrain. Snowfall amounts could approach 10 cm, with the emphasis being on locations above 200 metres in elevation.

Stay tuned to The Weather Network for the latest forecast updates for B.C.