Rapid freeze tonight prompts Environment Canada advisory

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Weather Watch

A roller coaster ride in temperatures may result in some slippery roads and icy sidewalks tonight prompting Environment Canada to issue a special weather statement for Prince Edward Island.

Mild temperatures and periods of rain are forecast today as a warm front pushes north of Prince Edward Island. Temperatures in many areas will reach 3 to 4 degrees. Tonight a strong cold front will sweep across the region and temperatures will plummet in its wake, falling to minus 12 overnight.

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“The combination of rain snow melt and rapidly falling temperatures could lead to some slippery roads and sidewalks,” Environment Canada warns.

Periods of snow will begin this morning then changing to rain showers this afternoon.

Local snowfall amount 2 centimetres.

Wind becoming southeast 20 km/h gusting to 40 this morning then south 40 gusting to 60 this afternoon.

High plus 3.

Rain showers tonight will change to a few flurries late this evening and ending after midnight then partly cloudy. Rainfall amount 2 millimetres.

Wind southwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming northwest 20 near midnight. Low minus 10.

A mix of sun and cloud with a 30 per cent chance of flurries is expected Tuesday afternoon.

Wind west 20 km/h. Temperature steady near minus 12.

Normal daytime highs for Prince Edward Island on Jan. 27 are minus 4.

The special weather statement is in place for Prince, Queens and Kings counties.

 

Organizations: Environment Canada

Geographic location: Prince Edward Island

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