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A “complex storm” is making its way to Prince Edward Island and Environment Canada is warning that it will bring strong winds, snow, rain and a risk of freezing for the Island Sunday and into Monday.
That has prompted the national weather service to issue a special weather statement for the province.
Environment Canada says the complex low-pressure system will develop off the East Coast of the United States on Saturday.
This storm will then intensify and move northeastward toward the Maritimes Saturday night and Sunday.
The storm will further intensify and move northward through the Maritimes Sunday night.
On Monday, the storm will move slowly northeastward away from the Maritimes.
There is uncertainty in the track of the low,” Environment Canada says.
Currently the low is forecast to track over eastern Nova Scotia late on Sunday.
Precipitation associated with the low will likely start over Prince Edward Island early Sunday morning and persist Sunday night and into Monday.
There will be snow, rain and the risk of freezing rain with the storm. Up to 15 centimetres is possible, some models predict.
“Due to uncertainty in the track of the low, it is too early to accurately predict the type or amount of precipitation,” Environment Canada says.
“Sunday will be windy as this low is forecast to be intense as it tracks through the Maritimes.”
The strongest winds will be on Monday, Islander Day, behind the low as it moves slowly away.
Environment Canada is urging the public to monitor future forecasts as warnings may be required or extended