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Environment Canada is still predicting a 'significant winter storm' will hit P.E.I. beginning Thursday

A special weather statement is in effect for all of P.E.I. GUARDIAN GRAPHIC
A special weather statement is in effect for all of P.E.I. GUARDIAN GRAPHIC

Environment Canada is still calling for a “significant winter storm” to begin hitting the province on Thursday and has issued a special weather statement for the entire province.

The statement says that snow and blowing snow is expected to begin on Thursday with significant amounts possible. Snow may change to rain for eastern portions of the province Friday night.
Strong, possibly damaging winds, will develop on Thursday and likely reach their peak on Thursday night.
There is also a concern for coastal impacts, especially large waves and elevated water levels.
Conditions are expected to improve Friday afternoon.
Environment Canada says it will be closely monitoring the development of this system and will provide updates and more specific information on impacts as the storm nears.

Meteorologists are projecting the system will approach on Thursday or Friday, but say it's too early make specific predictions about what kind of precipitation the region will see.

They say the coasts could also see impacts, including large waves and raised water levels.

Atlantic Canada was pummelled by back-to-back storms around the Christmas break, including lashing winds that caused widespread power outages in Nova Scotia.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ec.weatheraspc.ec@canada.ca or tweet reports using #PEStorm.

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