Environment Canada is warning that while it will warm up significantly today, the temperature will drop dramatically starting tonight, giving a risk of thick ice patches possible on roads, sidewalks, and parking lots.
Freezing rain overnight has made parts of roads and sidewalks very slippery this morning. The ice is patchy, making slips and skids unexpected.
The freezing rain warning from Environment Canada first issued Monday, remains in place for early this morning.
That has caused schools to be on a one-hour delay for this morning. The update just before 8 a.m. says that Westisle family of schools will close for the day but all other schools in the province will resume normal operations after this morning's delay.
East of Summerside roads are not too bad but West Prince has more ice patches.
Queens county roads have a few slippery areas,
Kings county roads are best off with sand and salt trucks out, but roads are mostly clear.
Confederation Bridge, however, is currently open to all traffic with no warnings in place.
FlyPEI shows the first two flights of the early morning cancelled, but all other arrivals and departures are on time today. Check the airport web site for updates.
On P.E.I. today, early morning temperatures ranged from a high of +2.3 at North Cape to a low of 0.9 at Maple Plains.
Periods of freezing rain or freezing drizzle changing to a few rain showers or periods of drizzle this morning and ending near noon then a mix of sun and cloud. Fog patches.
TEMPERATURE: Might reach +9 briefly in the early afternoon.
WIND: Becoming south this morning, then southwest gusting to 50 this afternoon.
LIVE STREAM of downtown Charlottetown to see weather conditions there, courtesy of the P.E.I. government and The Guild
Cloudy. A few showers this evening. Clearing overnight. Fog patches dissipating near midnight.
TEMPERATURE: Dropping steadily to around -9 by sunrise.
WIND: Southwest gusting to 50, becoming northwest gusting to 50, except gusting to 70 along parts of the coast late this evening and overnight.
TOMORROW’S FORECAST FOR THURSDAY, FEB. 22:
Mainly sunny. Increasing cloudiness in the afternoon.
WIND: Northwest gusting to 40, becoming light in the afternoon.
First light – 6:01 a.m.
Civil twilight – 6:36 a.m.
Official Sunrise – 7:06 a.m.
Official Sunset – 5:46 p.m.
Civil twilight ends – 6:16 p.m.
Last light – 6:50 p.m.
Moon – The moon rose this morning at 10:04 a.m., and sets early tomorrow at 12:06 a.m.
The official length of daylight today is 10 hours, 39 minutes.
The highest temperature on record for Feb. 21 on P.E.I. is +10.0 set in 1994.
The lowest temperature on record for this date is –26.1 set in 1966.
For Feb. 21 on P.E.I., the average high is -2.8.
Average low for this date is -11.7.
The hot spot in Canada this morning was at Vineland Station, Ont. where it was +14.4.
The coldest spot anywhere in Canada early this morning was at Key Lake, Sask., where it was -43.3.
Below is a live-stream camera view courtesy of Confederation Bridge to give a sense of weather conditions at that location.