Snowfall warning in effect Sunday night

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Forecast calling for approximately 15 cm for Prince County, with higher wind

SUMMERSIDE - Environment Canada has lessened the severity of the forecast weather but continues to call for snow overnight Sunday, with winds increasing to as much as 60-70 km/h.

Meteorologist Jeremy March updated the forecast early Sunday evening, noting that the snow had already started in southwest Nova Scotia and was beginning in parts of New Brunswick. He forecast the snow to begin in P.E.I. by mid-evening.

The conditions would be variable across the Island through the night, with western areas expecting only snow while parts of Queens County and all of Kings County could expect a change over to rain as temperatures rise towards morning. He confirmed an earlier, general estimate of approximately 15 cm for Prince County.

Easterly winds would build to of 60 km/h, gusting to 70 km/h, during the night before shifting to westerly and diminishing Monday morning.

Geographic location: Prince, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick P.E.I. Iceland Queens Kings

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