Hazardous winter conditions are expected.
A strong winter storm will track across the Maritimes Sunday and Sunday night. Snow at times heavy and blowing snow ahead of this system will develop Sunday morning will change to rain at times heavy Sunday afternoon.
15 to 20 cm of snow is expected across Prince and Queens counties before it changes through ice pellets and freezing rain to rain later Sunday evening. Strong easterly winds will develop Sunday afternoon and evening gusting to 80 km/h likely giving extensive blowing snow before the precipitation changeover. The accumulated snow on the frozen ground combined with the expected rainfall and milder temperatures Sunday night could lead to treacherous road conditions well into Monday.
Rainfall warnings may be required later today to cover the Sunday night period.
Prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow. Poor weather conditions may contribute to transportation delays.
Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to PEstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #PEStorm.