Flash Freeze WarningIssued at 9:44 PM ADT Wednesday 12 March 2014
Thursday temperatures will rapidly drop from above to well below zero. This is a warning that potentially hazardous conditions are expected in these regions. Monitor weather conditions..listen for updated statements.Details
A low pressure system will push a mix of precipitation into Prince Edward Island tonight as it tracks into the Maritimes. Snow will be heavy at times especially over western portions of the province where strong gusty winds will also give reduced visibilities in blowing snow. Snow will change to freezing rain and ice pellets further east. There is the potential for a prolonged period of freezing rain over central portions of the island overnight and into Thursday morning. Snow will change to rain in the east with a period of freezing rain and ice pellets likely during the transition. As this system passes on Thursday, a cold northerly flow will cause temperatures to drop rapidly from above to well below zero. Water covered surfaces such as roadways and sidewalks may quickly become ice covered. Also, strong northeasterly winds in the Gulf of St. Lawrence combined with higher than normal water levels will push pack ice onto the shoreline along the North Coast of Prince Edward Island Thursday afternoon into the evening.