As Islanders continue to dig out from the worst storm of the year, another system could bring a mix of weather when it hits P.E.I. on Sunday.
Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for Queens County for Sunday and Monday as a low-pressure system moves into the area.
Linday Libby, a meteorologist with Environment Canada, said the long-range forecast has seen the storm track move further north, which means it might not dump as much snow as was previously expected.
“Over the next couple of days it’s determining where the track’s going to be and what impact will that have on the precipitation, not only for Prince Edward Island, but for the rest of the Maritimes here.”
Early predictions for Sunday’s storm were expecting 15-30 centimetres of snow to hit P.E.I.
Libby said that snow might end up falling farther north and avoid the province, although a band of freezing rain followed by rain could hit P.E.I. instead.
If the storm brings freezing rain it could drop about 10 millimetres while there could be more than 25 millimetres of rain, Libby said.
“It’s still going to be a significant storm for us, it’s just right now we’re looking at the next couple of days defining how and in what way it’s going to be significant.”
Libby said in a worse case scenario P.E.I. could get snow, rain and freezing rain.
“That would be kind of a mess for everybody because they all present challenges right now given the amount of snow we have out there.”
On the bright side, Libby said P.E.I. is starting to see warmer weather and the temperatures are expected to reach highs above freezing until Thursday.