Storm to hit Prince County hardest where up to 10 cm of snow possible, 2-4 cm possible in rest of Island
Winter is on its way back to P.E.I. as snow and ice pellets are in the forecast for Thursday afternoon.
Environment Canada is calling for possibly up to 10 centimetres of snow in Prince County Thursday. Queens and Kings county might get lesser amounts from two to four centimetres accumulation.
That will come in the afternoon following a day of rain, so much rain that Prince County is now under a rainfall warning from Environment Canada.
Prince county will bear the brunt of the weather that is expected to move from west to east across P.E.I. Steady rain is expected to begin in Prince County tonight and fall steadily all night and Thursday morning before changing to periods of snow and or ice pellets around noon.
"Rain, at times heavy, is expected," says Environment Canada in its Prince County warning. "The frozen ground has a reduced ability to absorb this rainfall.
"Rainfall amounts of near 25 millimetres are expected," it said. "Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads."
Further east, Environment Canada has no warnings applied but is calling for showers through the night in Queens and Kings county. Around 3 a.m. the expectation jumps to high for periods of rain.
Intermittent rain is forecast all day Thursday until about 3 p.m. when snow and ice pellets will enter the mix as the temperature drops from four degrees down to one or two.
For up to the minute weather information check Environment Canada's hour-by-hour forecast.