Risk of freezing rain in special weather statement

Tuesday morning's commute could include some weather problems on P.E.I.

Snow, then freezing rain, then rain

There is scraping in the forecast for Tuesday morning. (Kevin Yarr/CBC)

Tuesday morning's commute on P.E.I. is likely to include some messy weather.

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for Tuesday through Wednesday morning. A storm is expected to bring a mix of winter weather to the Island including snow, ice pellets, freezing rain, rain and strong winds.

The agency said snow and ice pellets are anticipated early Tuesday morning and are expected to change to rain, over eastern areas and in the afternoon over western areas on the Island. 

There will be a risk of freezing rain during the changeover.

Environment Canada warns this could affect travel, especially during the commute Tuesday morning. Rain showers will persist until Wednesday morning, are expected to change over to flurries.

In addition, higher-than-normal water levels will combine with rough and pounding surf along northeastern facing shores of the Island Tuesday, peaking near high tide on Tuesday afternoon and extending into the early evening.

The Confederation Bridge is warning traffic restrictions on Tuesday morning, due to wind, are possible starting as early as 6 a.m. and lasting until around 1 o'clock in the afternoon. 

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With files from CBC Radio: Island Morning


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