Special weather statement forecasts another winter storm for P.E.I.

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Close to 40 centimetres of snow fell on parts of P.E.I. last weekend. Forecasters expect a little less than that this weekend. (Jane Robertson/CBC - image credit)
Close to 40 centimetres of snow fell on parts of P.E.I. last weekend. Forecasters expect a little less than that this weekend. (Jane Robertson/CBC - image credit)

Expect another workout for your snow-shovelling muscles this weekend.

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement ahead of a winter storm expected to hit P.E.I. on Friday.

CBC meteorologist Jay Scotland said the amount of snow is still difficult to predict, and very much dependent on the track the storm takes, but the latest guidance shows the potential for 25 to 40 centimetres for much of P.E.I.

As with last week's storm, high winds and storm surges are expected. Wind gusts up to 100 km/h could continue into Saturday. The North Shore will be vulnerable to storm surges Saturday with the high tides in the early afternoon.

Jay Scotland/CBC
Jay Scotland/CBC

"My main concerns here include snow-covered roads, blowing/drifting snow, power outages and elevated water levels," Scotland said Wednesday evening.

Two to four centimetres fell Wednesday and about the same is expected overnight.

But Islanders will get some relief from the extreme cold. Temperatures Wednesday were starting around -20 C, but are forecast to rise to about -3 C. They will stay in that range until Friday, when they will drop back down into the minus double digits overnight.

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