Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for Prince Edward Island asking residents to monitor future forecasts
Prince Edward Island could be facing a wet and wild start to November.
Environment Canada is warning of heavy winds and rain, causing downed trees and power lines and possible localized flooding as a result of a storm coming into the region overnight Thursday into Friday.
The good news is it will be warm, with temperatures hitting 16 C.
The low-pressure system will move over the Great Lakes on Thursday then intensify as it tracks northeastward into Quebec on Friday.
Environment Canada says the large fall storm will impact much of the eastern U.S. and Canada.
Rain will likely begin over Prince Edward Island later Thursday evening and will likely be heaviest during the day Friday.
“These winds could potentially cause damage to some tree limbs and cause power disruptions,” Environment Canada
Southerly winds will also strengthen later Thursday night and will become very strong on Friday – possibly reaching warning criteria with gusts to 90 km/h in some areas.
“These winds could potentially cause damage to some tree limbs and cause power disruptions,” Environment Canada said in a statement.
“Rainfall could cause localized flooding especially where drainage is impeded by fallen leaves or wind blown debris.”
Environment Canada is advising the public to monitor future forecasts as warnings may be required.