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WEATHER: Monday, March 19 – Special statement on possible storm

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement, saying a winter storm is possible over P.E.I. Wednesday into Thursday and Friday morning.

"At this time it appears much of the province will see the precipitation start as snow Wednesday night but will likely change to ice pellets and freezing rain and possibly to rain on Thursday.," says an updated statement issued around 11 a.m. today.

"As this system has yet to form, there are still a range of possible scenarios that could significantly change the precipitation types and amounts before it arrives in the region Wednesday night.

“Precipitation should end early Friday morning. Strong northerly winds associated with this system can also be expected.”

For today there is a chance of a bit of sun, cloud and flurries by mid afternoon.

The temperature today is expected to rise from around -1 up to +3 briefly during the afternoon.

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

FlyPEI shows all arrivals and departures on time today. Check the airport web site for updates.

On P.E.I. today, early morning temperatures ranged from a high of -8.4 at East Point, to a low of -11.9 at North Cape.

WEATHER TODAY:

    Increasing cloudiness. 60 percent chance of flurries late this afternoon.

    TEMPERATURE: Up to -3 by around 6 p.m.

    WIND: West, gusting to 50.

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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. 60 percent chance of flurries this evening and after midnight.

    TEMPERATURE: -5

    WIND: West, gusting to 50.

TOMORROW’S FORECAST FOR TUESDAY, March 20:

    A mix of sun and cloud. Clearing in the afternoon.

    TEMPERATURE: Steady near -3 to -2.

    WIND: Northwest, gusting to 40.

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First light – 6:13 a.m.

Civil twilight – 6:48 a.m.

Official Sunrise – 7:18 a.m.

Official Sunset – 7:22 p.m.

Civil twilight ends – 7:52 p.m.

Last light – 8:27 p.m.

Moon – The moon rose this morning at 8:37 a.m., and sets at 9:48 p.m.

The official length of daylight today is 12 hours, 4 minutes.

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The highest temperature on record for March 19 on P.E.I. is +8.9 set in 1996.

The lowest temperature on record for this date is –18.3 set in 1967.

For March 19 on P.E.I., the average high is +1.4.

Average low for this date is -6.5.

The hot spot in Canada this morning was Lytton, B.C. where it was +7.8.

The coldest spot anywhere in Canada early this morning was at Eureka, Nunavut where it was -42.2.

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The live-stream camera view courtesy of Confederation Bridge is not working at this time.

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