PEI

Winter storm warning covers all of P.E.I.

There is a good amount of snow in a low-pressure system heading toward Prince Edward Island and the wind will be enough to blow it around and cause some problems for travel.

Driving conditions could be hazardous Tuesday

Snow accumulation could exceed 20 centimetres in some areas of P.E.I., says CBC meteorologist Jay Scotland. (Sara Fraser/CBC)

There is a good amount of snow in a low-pressure system heading toward Prince Edward Island and the wind will be enough to blow it around and cause some problems for travel.

Environment Canada has issued a winter storm warning for the whole province for up to 30 cm of snow and strong winds.

The snow started Monday afternoon, and could be mixed with rain in Queens and Kings counties to start, changing over to full-on snow Monday night.

The wind will pick up through Monday with the strongest winds expected Tuesday.

CBC meteorologist Jay Scotland said gusts from 50 to more than 80 km/h will be possible on Tuesday. The wind will be out of the northwest, and could bring elevated water levels, large waves and pounding surf, especially along the North Shore.

With the wind and continued snowfall, Scotland cautions that blowing and drifting snow will affect travel with poor visibility, especially on more exposed rural roads. 

Snow began around noon on Monday. (Sara Fraser/CBC)

Scotland forecasts general amounts between 15 to 25 centimetres of snow through to the end of Tuesday, but Scotland said local amounts could be higher in some areas.

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