No shovelling with new storm forecast to hit P.E.I

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To look on the bright side of the rain and wind storm that will hit Prince Edward Island Tuesday at least Islanders will not have to shovel it and the chances are good schools will not be closed.

On the down side, streets and sidewalks may be flooded along with some basements, but at least it is not snow.

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement in regards to the rain and strong southeast winds that will begin early Tuesday afternoon.

“A developing low pressure system will pass south of the Great Lakes Monday evening. It will intensify as it continues northeastward on Tuesday crossing Northern New Brunswick Tuesday evening.

“As this system approaches the Maritimes on Tuesday it will push a strong warm front over the region. Rain at times heavy along with strengthening southeasterly winds and mild temperatures are forecast for Prince Edward Island beginning early Tuesday afternoon.

“As of now rainfall amounts and wind speeds are expected to remain just below warning criteria, but it is possible that wind and/or rainfall warnings will be required if the intensity or track of this system changes.

Please monitor the latest forecasts and warnings from Environment Canada at

The public is advised to monitor future forecasts and warnings as warnings may be required or extended."

Organizations: Environment Canada

Geographic location: Prince Edward Island, Great Lakes, Northern New Brunswick

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