Pound­ing surf, coastal flood­ing pos­si­ble to­day

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - PROVINCE -

A storm surge is fore­cast to hit Prince County as part of a storm ex­pected to bar­rel down on P.E.I. to­day, En­vi­ron­ment Canada warned.

Fore­cast­ers said high winds, a high tide and storm pres­sures in the at­mos­phere may com­bine to pound the Is­land coast­line in the western parts of P.E.I. late this af­ter­noon.

“High waves com­bined with the surge may cause dam­age along the coast,” En­vi­ron­ment Canada said.

“Coastal flood­ing is pos­si­ble along the shore­line.”

While that ap­plies only to Prince County, the en­tire Is­land is un­der a win­ter storm warn­ing.

Snow will be­gin overnight, then in­ten­sify through this morn­ing.

The snow could be­come mixed with or change to rain this af­ter­noon, es­pe­cially in east­ern por­tions of the Is­land.

To­tal snow­fall amounts of 15 to 20 cen­time­tres are fore­cast with high­est amounts ex­pected over western ar­eas of the Is­land.

East­erly winds gust­ing to 90 km/h com­bined with the heavy snow will re­sult in blow­ing snow giv­ing near zero vis­i­bil­i­ties in white­out con­di­tions.

Winds will shift this af­ter­noon, to the south­west, with gusts di­min­ish­ing to 70 km/h.

For the lat­est Prince Ed­ward Is­land weather fore­cast, go to www.the­guardian.pe.ca and click on weather.

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