Winter storm warning issued for Prince and Queens, watch continued for Kings

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.

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Winter storm watch issued for all of PEI

An intense low pressure system will approach from the southwest Sunday night and will pass over or near the Island overnight Sunday and into early Monday. Snow will develop well ahead of the system and change through freezing rain and ice pellets to rain Sunday night. Current indications suggest near 15 cm of snowfall before the changeover. Additionally strengthening easterly winds will give blowing snow Sunday afternoon.
 
Rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult over some locations. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow.
 
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.
 
Issued at: 3:48 PM AST Friday 18 January 2019