Special weather statement issued for all of PEI

Winter weather on the way for Wednesday.

A low pressure system approaching from the southwest will cross the Maritimes Wednesday night, bringing milder temperatures, fairly strong winds, and a mixed bag of precipitation to Prince Edward Island.

Current forecast guidance indicates that snow will begin ahead of the system on Wednesday morning, and may then change through ice pellets and freezing rain to rain by Wednesday afternoon. Travel may be difficult on Wednesday and the Island may experience periods of reduced visibility in snow and blowing snow. Precipitation will diminish to scattered flurries on Wednesday night as the system moves off.

At this time, there is considerable uncertainty in the track and intensity of this system. A slight change in its track will affect the location, type, and amount of precipitation seen in the province. Meteorologists at Environment and Climate Change Canada will monitor its development and provide further information as it becomes available.

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