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WEATHER: MONDAY, April 16 – Freezing rain upgraded to warning status

Mix of cloud and sun today.  ©THE GUARDIAN
Mix of cloud and sun today. ©THE GUARDIAN

Environment Canada has issued a warning for all of P.E.I. about the chance of an extended period of freezing rain starting early Tuesday.

By noon the temperatures might rise enough to convert the system to straight rain, but until then there is a good chance of ice everywhere.

“Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery, said the warning issued early today, upgrading what had been a statement of possibility. “Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions.
“Freezing rain warnings are issued when rain falling in sub-zero temperatures creates ice build-up and icy surfaces,” said Environment Canada.

Tuesday should see the freezing rain continuing in the morning, with rain taking over in the afternoon.

The Confederation Bridge is currently open to all traffic, with no warnings.

FlyPEI shows all flights to and from Charlottetown are predicted to be on schedule.  Check the airport web site for updates.

On P.E.I. today, early morning temperatures ranged from a high of -2.3 at Stanhope, to a low of -8.8 at Maple Plains.

On P.E.I. today, early morning temperatures ranged from a high of -2.3 at Stanhope, to a low of -8.8 at Maple Plains.

WEATHER TODAY:

    A mix of sun and cloud. Becoming cloudy this afternoon.

    TEMPERATURE: +3.

    UV INDEX: 5 (moderate).

    WIND: East, light

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Cindy Day, SaltWire Network’s chief meteorologist, will have the latest weather details throughout today at www.theguardian.pe.ca/weather as well as on Facebook and Twitter. Full video weather forecasts are available at 11:15 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

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LIVE STREAM VIDEO of downtown Charlottetown to see weather conditions there, courtesy of the P.E.I. government and The Guild.

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TONIGHT’S PREDICTION

    Cloudy. Freezing rain beginning overnight.

    TEMPERATURE: 0.

    WIND: West, medium.

TOMORROW’S FORECAST FOR SATURDAY, April 14:

    Periods of snow ending near noon then cloudy. Amount 2 cm.

    TEMPERATURE: Falling to -3 by afternoon.

    WIND: Becoming east, medium, this evening then southeast gusting to 50 overnight.    

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