Special weather statement issued for Friday

Published on March 22, 2016

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for Thursday into Friday.

A low-pressure system will approach slowly from the west Thursday to pass over Nova Scotia on Friday.

Snow, ice pellets, freezing rain and possibly rain can be expected with this system on Friday.

Indications are that an extended period of freezing rain is possible.

Linda Libby, meteorologist with Environment Canada, said some areas in Prince County could see as much as 15 centimetres of snow, but the entire province is looking at between 10 and 40 millimetres of freezing rain and ice pellets.

The forecast calls for between 5 and 25 millimetres of ice pellets and between 5 and 15 millimetres of freezing rain.

On a positive note, the wind is not expected to be a factor.

The province got off relatively easy on Monday.

Forecasts had called for as much as 25 cm of snow but received less than half of that.

Libby said the automatic station at the Charlottetown Airport measured about nine centimetres as of 3 p.m., with even less in Summerside.

Still Islanders had poor driving conditions to contend with in some areas today due to icy roads and some blowing snow due to high winds.

As of 6:30 a.m. today there were no cancellations due to weather.