Rainfall warnings in effect across P.E.I.

Rain could be heavy enough at times to affect visibility. (Gary Graves/CBC - image credit)
Rain could be heavy enough at times to affect visibility. (Gary Graves/CBC - image credit)

Prince Edward Islanders can expect consistently wet weather over the next couple of days.

Freezing rain early in the day delayed some school openings. Schools in the Westisle family cancelled classes altogether as did Pierre Chaisson in the French Language School Board.

Rainfall warnings are in place across the province.

With temperatures above freezing in most of the province around noon, the risk of freezing rain is mostly over for Monday. Temperatures are forecast to continue to rise, reaching 7 C overnight in many locations.

The rain is forecast to taper to showers late in the evening.

Freezing rain could return Tuesday, said CBC meteorologist Tina Simpkin.

"This weather pattern that we're in, we're stuck, and it is a very messy weather pattern," said Simpkin.

"Tomorrow afternoon there's going to be, once again, a transition from showers ... back over to snow showers. That means there's also that risk of freezing rain in the transition."

Environment Canada is forecasting 25 to 45 millimetres of rain Monday, with some of it falling heavily enough to affect visibility on the roads. Isolated flooding is also possible.

The rain will come with 30 km/h winds out of the northeast with gusts to 50 km/h. Those winds will ease as the rain tapers to showers.