Wind, rainfall warnings in effect for P.E.I.

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A storm that may sweep by means of the Maritimes this weekend will be felt in P.E.I., though the province is predicted to keep away from heavy precipitation.

Atmosphere Canada issued a wind warning for Queens and Kings counties. A robust southeasterly wind is predicted Saturday because the storm strikes by means of the Atlantic coast.

A rainfall warning for Prince County was put in impact at midday Saturday.

CBC meteorologist Jay Scotland stated wind gusts may high 90 kilometres per hour by Saturday night. A second spherical of robust west to northwesterly winds is anticipated Sunday.

He stated average to heavier rain will fall by means of Saturday afternoon and night, with rainfall totals seemingly between 10 and 25 millimetres for many of the Island.

“Rain will start to change over to snow Saturday evening into early Sunday morning, earlier than easing to lighter flurries for Sunday afternoon,” Scotland stated. 

“As for snowfall quantities, this can be tough as a result of preliminary melting and mixing. However anyplace from a hint to native quantities over 5 centimetres are potential.”

Scotland stated the rain may trigger some flooding in basements and low-lying areas, in addition to water pooling on roads. There may be some energy outages as a result of wind.

“On Sunday we ought to be ready for blowing snow, ice patches as puddles freeze, and native outages as a result of gusty winds,” he stated.

The Confederation Bridge is warning the wind might trigger site visitors to be restricted on Saturday.

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