© Journal Pioneer file photo
Charlottetown streets could look like this Monday afternoon before the snow and ice pellets change to rain. Guardian file photo.
Prince Edward Island's first storm of the season promises to deliver a little bit of everything today – starting off with snow, changing to ice pellets, then freezing rain and eventually to rain.
That has prompted Environment Canada to issue a special weather statement for the Island.
A low pressure system over the Great Lakes Sunday evening was expected to push its way into the Maritimes on Monday. A warm front associated with this system will cross the Bay of Fundy Monday afternoon with precipitation beginning over the Island near noon.
Precipitation will start as snow and change to ice pellets in the afternoon and to rain Monday evening.
Rain will continue overnight and into Tuesday morning.
About 5 to 10 centimetres of snow and ice pellets are expected before the change over occurs.
Initially, forecasts were saying up to 15 centimetres of snow was possible in Prince County.
However, that was reduced to 5 to 10 centimetres late Sunday putting Prince County's snowfall in the same range as the rest of the province.
About 10 to 15 millimetres of rain is expected overnight Monday with fog patches. Winds will be southeast 30 km/h becoming south 30 gusting to 50 late in the evening. Temperatures near zero to start the day will rise to plus 10 by morning.
Environment Canada is urging the public to monitor forecasts on Monday as warnings may be required.
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