Rain is expected to change to snow by Thursday morning in gusting winds
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A gale warning is in effect for the waters surrounding P.E.I. Thursday, and it could be sloppy on land, as well.
Environment Canada is calling for periods of snow or rain beginning near midnight changing to flurries Thursday, with gusting winds throughout the day.
The Confederation Bridge has issued an advisory that travellers can expect restrictions on the bridge Thursday due to the winds, which are projected in the 80-90 km range, gusting to 100 km, beginning at about 10 a.m.
Overnight Thursday, Environment Canada expects the rainfall amount will be 2 mm and changing to snow in the morning. The snowfall amount is expected to be 2 to 4 cm. The forecast calls for local blowing snow in the afternoon. The temperature will fall to -1 in the afternoon. Flurries continue in the evening in winds northwest 50 km/h gusting to 70. Low will be -4.
The marine forecast calls for wind increasing to northwest 20 to 25 knots early Thursday morning, increasing to northwest 25 to 35 knots early Thursday afternoon. The winds coupled with Thursday's snow flurries will make visibility a mile or less, says Environment Canada. By Friday, the wind will be north 30 to 40 knots diminishing to north 20 in the afternoon.