Summerside – Environment Canada has issued a Blizzard warning for Prince County.
Heavy snowfall and blowing snow are expected to develop tonight and into Saturday.
Near-zero visibility is expected throughout the region.
According to the weather agency, “a low pressure system will intensify as it passes south of Cape Cod tonight before tracking south of Nova Scotia Saturday.
“This system will give heavy snow, very strong northeast winds gusting to 80 km/h and blowing snow to Prince Edward Island on Saturday. These blizzard or whiteout conditions will persist Saturday night.
“Total snowfall amounts of 20 to 30 centimetres are expected across the province by dawn Sunday.
“Strong northeasterlies and northerlies over the Gulf of St. Lawrence will also produce higher than normal water levels Saturday. There is a risk of some coastal flooding especially at high tide Saturday night. In addition, these strong winds will push pack ice into north to northeast facing shorelines.”