Heavy snow and blowing snow will continue across the island through the evening with total snowfall amounts of up to 25 centimetres possible before the snow changes through ice pellets to rain.
Very strong easterly winds gusting to 90 km/h with even higher gusts over exposed areas near the coast will develop across the island early in the evening. Late overnight and Friday morning very strong southwesterly winds gusting to 90 km/h will spread across the province. Winds will drop below warning criteria Friday afternoon but southwesterly winds will remain quite gusty. Damage to buildings, such as to roof shingles and windows, is possible.
During high tide this evening, water levels along the Northumberland Strait west to Cape Tormentine and Summerside will be elevated enough to cause coastal flooding in vulnerable areas. In addition, ice rafting may occur near high tide along coastlines exposed to the east tonight, and to the south on Friday as winds shift from east to southwest. Coastal flooding is possible along the shoreline. Sea ice may move onshore with the surge causing damage to infrastructure and coastal erosion is possible in vulnerable areas.