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WEATHER: Tuesday, March 20 – cloud and sun, cold, storm still coming

A mix of sun and cloud expected today.
A mix of sun and cloud expected today. ©THE GUARDIAN

Environment Canada is continuing its special weather statement, saying a winter storm is possible over P.E.I. late Wednesday but mostly through Thursday into Friday.

“Snow will develop over Prince Edward Island Wednesday evening and may change to ice pellets and freezing rain and possibly to rain on Thursday, especially over the eastern half of the province,” says the updated statement issued at 10:40 a.m. today.

“Significant snowfall is possible and snowfall warnings may be required once this system draws nearer.

"However 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."

The forecast for today calls for a mix of cloud and sun with continuing cold wind.

The temperature today is expected to rise from around -5 up to -3 through 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 -3.9 at East Point, to a low of -5.6 at Maple Plains.

WEATHER TODAY:

    A mix of sun and cloud. 30 percent chance of flurries early this morning.

    TEMPERATURE: Up to -2 by mid afternoon

    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

    Partly cloudy.

    TEMPERATURE: -10

    WIND: Light

TOMORROW’S FORECAST FOR WEDNESDAY, March 21:

    A mix of sun and cloud. Becoming cloudy near noon with a good chance of flurries late in the afternoon.

    TEMPERATURE: +1.

    WIND: Becoming northeast, gusting to 50 in the afternoon.

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First light – 6:11 a.m.

Civil twilight – 6:46 a.m.

Official Sunrise – 7:16 a.m.

Official Sunset – 7:24 p.m.

Civil twilight ends – 7:54 p.m.

Last light – 8:29 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, 7 minutes.

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The highest temperature on record for March 20 on P.E.I. is +13.2.9 set in 2012.

The lowest temperature on record for this date is –17.8 set in 1992.

For March 20 on P.E.I., the average high is +1.6.

Average low for this date is -6.3.

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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Below is a live-stream camera view courtesy of Confederation Bridge to give a sense of weather conditions at that location.

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