Schools across Prince Edward Island are closing early today as a storm system makes its way towards the Island.
The French and English language school boards have both sent notices that schools will close two hours early.
Environment Canada has issued a winter storm warning for Kings County, advising of high winds combined with heavy snow that may result in whiteout conditions in blowing snow over some areas. Snowfall of 25 to 40 cm is expected.
Queens and Prince counties are expected to miss some of that storm, but the weather office is calling for 15 to 20 cm of snow beginning late this afternoon.
The snow will begin late this morning in Nova Scotia, reaching Prince Edward Island in the late afternoon. Snow will intensify this afternoon and persist into the evening before tapering to flurries overnight.
"Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow," states Environment Canada.
The Confederation Bridge has also issued an advisory, noting that high winds may lead to restrictions on the span later today.
The site-specific weather forecast received from Scotia Weather Services projects winds in the 70-80 km/h range beginning at about 6 p.m. Those conditions are expected to remain the same until 1 a.m. Saturday.