Environment Canada tracking possible storm weather for Maritimes

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A winter storm watch has been issued for all of Prince Edward Island

Environment Canada has issued an an alert to the potential development of dangerous winter weather conditions in the Maritime region, including P.E.I.

A winter storm is expected to develop over the U.S. Eastern Seaboard late Sunday and track northeastward passing near Nova Scotia on Monday. The storm would bring significant snow, some freezing rain or rain, and strong winds to P.E.I.

Snow would begin Sunday evening and may be heavy at times, with total amounts to possibly 15cm, and local blowing snow after midnight.

Wind is forecast northeast at 20 km/h,  becoming east 40 gusting to 60 near midnight.

Precipitation is expected to change to freezing rain overnight, with temperature rising to zero by morning.

Environment Canada notes that there are still many factors that could influence the  track and intensity of the weather system before it arrives in our region. Even a slight change in track would have a major impact on the type and amount of precipitation received in any area.

Environment Canada will continue to monitor the development of this weather system and provide updates as new information becomes available.

 

 

Organizations: Environment Canada, U.S. Eastern Seaboard

Geographic location: Maritime, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia

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