UPDATED: Mid-week storm could dump 20-25 centimetres on P.E.I.

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Islanders hoping that scenes like this may be over will be sadly disappointed. A major storm is heading towards Prince Edward Island for Wednesday evening into Thursday. Guardian file photo.

A storm is brewing for Prince Edward Island Wednesday evening into Thursday.

Environment Canada says an intense low-pressure system is expected to approach from south of the Great Lakes and affect Prince Edward Island Wednesday evening into Thursday.

“This system is expected to bring significant snowfall to the Island Wednesday evening with amounts possibly reaching 20 to 25 centimetres by Thursday morning,” the national weather service says.

There is still uncertainty in the track of the low and in the precipitation type and amounts. Some forecast models suggest the snow will mix with freezing rain and rain while others suggest snowfall amounts could reach 30 centimetres-plus

Environment Canada says it will continue to monitor the development of the storm, however it predicts watches and warnings will be tomorrow.


Organizations: Environment Canada

Geographic location: Prince Edward Island

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Recent comments

  • Winter Leprechaun
    March 10, 2014 - 14:26

    It's well-known throughout Island history that we get a storm on or around St. Paddy's Day. For those who don't like it, tough!

  • Maritime Traveller
    March 10, 2014 - 12:31

    The next time I am near Shubenacadie, I will find you, "Shubenacadie Sam" and give you a 'shake-up'! You said we would get an early Spring.