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UPDATE: Blowing snow in forecast for P.E.I.

Julia Cook looks like she's inside a snow globe while walking down Grafton Street near the cenotaph in Charlottetown on Friday evening. P.E.I. saw significant snowfall Friday afternoon, and SaltWire Network chief meteorologist Cindy Day says an additional 10-15 centimeters of the white would be on the ground by the time Islanders wake up Saturday.
Julia Cook looks like she's inside a snow globe while walking down Grafton Street near the cenotaph in Charlottetown. File photo

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for all of P.E.I. with blowing snow expected throughout the province early this week.

A slow moving low pressure system will track south of Nova Scotia Monday and then across Cape Breton that evening.

Snow will develop on P.E.I. near midday Monday and will be accompanied by easterly winds. Snow could possibly mix with rain later in the day, especially over the eastern half of the province.

Snow will likely persist into Tuesday and is expected to give accumulation in excess of 10 cm. Gusty northwest winds will also develop on Tuesday, which will make the temperature colder.

Those winds may also cause reduced visibility in blowing snow, along with higher than normal water levels and rough pounding surf along the northern coastline of Queens and Kings counties.
 

Environment Canada advised Islanders to continue to monitor alerts and forecasts. Those wishing to report severe weather can email PEstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #PEStorm.

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