Snowstorm has P.E.I. in its path

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Environment Canada is warning of a storm brewing for Prince Edward Island on Sunday.

It could begin to look a lot like Christmas on Sunday as the first major snowfall of the year is forecast.

A special weather statement has been issued for all three counties across the Island. 

But first Islanders are dealing with the cold.

“An Arctic air mass has brought unseasonably cold temperatures near minus 15 combined with some moderate westerly winds resulting in cold wind chill values of minus 25 to minus 30 for tonight,” Environment Canada said Friday.

On Saturday, a low-pressure system is forecast to develop over the southeastern United States and is expected to intensify as it moves towards Atlantic Canada during the day.

“There is the potential for significant snow, strong winds and blowing snow on Sunday for Prince Edward Island,” Environment Canada said.

The national weather office will continue to monitor the development of the storm, providing updates as new information becomes available.

However, weather officials are warning those planning travel or other weather-sensitive activities for Sunday to monitor future forecasts for more information and any warnings that may be required.

The current forecast for Sunday calls for snow and blowing snow. Some forecasts models suggest more than 15 centimetres of snow, with more snow falling later in the week, most likely Wednesday.

Organizations: Environment Canada

Geographic location: Prince Edward Island, Arctic, United States Atlantic Canada

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