PEI

Snow forecast for P.E.I.

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement and is forecasting five to 10 centimetres of snow for Friday.
Snow is expected Friday in all three Maritime provinces, with more falling in some eastern parts of the region. (Jim Abraham/CBC)

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement and is forecasting five to 10 centimetres of snow for P.E.I. on Friday.

The statement was issued early Thursday morning.

Highest snowfall amounts are expected in the east. Five to 10 centimetres are forecast from Charlottetown to East Point. Five centimetres is forecast from Maple Plains to North Cape.

Environment Canada says the snow is due to a low pressure system expected to track south of Nova Scotia. The agency warns the system could intensify or change its track, which would change snowfall amounts. Environment Canada is advising Islanders to keep an eye on the forecast.

The long-range forecast shows cool temperatures will continue through the weekend and into next week, with daytime highs remaining around the freezing mark through to Wednesday.

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