Wind and rainfall warnings have now been posted for Queens and Kings counties in Prince Edward Island.
Prince County has escaped the warning.
An intensifying low-pressure system south of Nova Scotia will track northeastward tonight and pass over eastern Cape Breton early Wednesday morning.
The low will then track across Newfoundland Wednesday night.
Very strong northwest winds gusting 90 to 110 km/h are forecast for eastern Prince Edward Island as the low tracks to the east Wednesday afternoon and evening.
Environment Canada says rainfall amounts near 50 millimetres are forecast for tonight and early Wednesday.
In addition the very strong northwest winds combined with large waves will give rough pounding surf to the north-facing coastline of Prince Edward Island Wednesday and Wednesday night.
Rain at times heavy will begin early this evening, 40 to 50 mm.
Wind becoming north 30 km/h gusting to 50 late this evening then northwest 60 gusting to 90 except gusting to 110 along parts of the coast before morning. Low plus 3.
Rain changing to snow late in the morning on Wednesday. Rainfall amount 2 to 4 mm. Snowfall amount 5 to 10 centimetres, with lesser amounts – 5 centimetres – in Prince County.
Wind northwest 60 km/h gusting to 90 except gusting to 110 km/h along parts of the coast.
Temperature falling to zero in the afternoon.