Snow on Thursday? Forecast remains uncertain

A blast of winter weather is expected to hit P.E.I. Thursday, according to a special weather statement issued by Environment Canada.

Special weather statement from Environment Canada in effect

Snow shovels will likely be needed Thursday and Friday. (Kevin Yarr/CBC)

A blast of winter weather is expected to hit P.E.I. Thursday, according to a special weather statement issued by Environment Canada.

The low pressure system is expected to develop south of Long Island Wednesday morning, with snow forecast to develop over Prince Edward Island overnight Wednesday into Thursday morning. The forecast calls for snow or ice pellets through the day Thursday, with a risk of freezing rain.

"Mixed precipitation is likely to linger over the Island until late Thursday night," the weather statement reads. "At this time total snowfall amounts of 10 to 15 centimetres is possible over parts of the Island before the system finally departs by early Friday morning."

Environment Canada warns the weather system is in its early stages of development and is subject to change.

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