A winter storm warning has been issued for parts of Prince Edward Island with 25 centimetres expected in Prince County on Monday. 

Environment Canada says hazardous winter conditions can be expected as the snow will be accompanied by strong easterly winds. 

The wind will become east 20 km/h in the morning then northeast 30 km/h gusting to 50 km/h in the afternoon.

Late Monday night the wind will become northeast 40 km/h gusting to 60 km/h then becoming northwest 60 km/h gusting to 80 near midnight.

Snow will begin Monday morning after a low pressure system approaches the Maritimes overnight and tracks through Nova Scotia on Monday.

"Rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult over some locations. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow," the weather statement said. 

Winter storm warnings are issued when multiple types of severe winter weather are expected to occur together.

Spring storm

Environment Canada has issued a winter storm warning for Prince County and a storm warning for Queens County. (Environment Canada)

Snowfall warning

A snowfall warning has been issued for Queens County. The strong easterly winds will develop Monday afternoon, causing reduced visibility in blowing snow.

During the storm, the wind will become east 30  km/h in the morning then northeast 30 km/h gusting to 50 km/h in the afternoon. 

Environment Canada warns visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow.

"If visibility is reduced while driving, slow down, watch for tail lights ahead and be prepared to stop."

Temperatures will reach 0 C. 

Monday night the wind will be northeast 40 km/h gusting to 60 km/h becoming northwest 60 km/h gusting to 80 km/h after midnight.

The temperature will reach a low of  – 4 C.

The national weather service issues snowfall warnings when significant snowfall is expected. 

Snow and ice pellets

Kings County can expect snow to begin early Monday morning and then change to ice pellets mixed with freezing rain late in the afternoon. The snow and ice pellet amount will total 10 centimetres.

The wind will be east 30 km/h, becoming east 30  km/h in the morning then northeast 30 km/h gusting to 50 km/h in the afternoon. 

The temperature will reach a high of 1 C. 

The wind on Monday night will be northeast 40 km/h gusting to 60 km/h becoming northwest 60 km/h gusting to 80 km/h after midnight.

The temperature will be a low of  – 4 C.