More sunshine expected tomorrow across PEI..

Thursday July 31st 5:45pm.. A N-S oriented trough of low pressure that crossed the region last night gave aprx 5-7 mms rain to PEI. This trough was slow to exit the Maritimes hence the slow clearing today. Clouds and showers continue to effect Cape Breton as this trough remains draped over eastern NS. As mentioned, skies are clearing now and should remain mostly clear tonight as high pressure slides by to the south. An upper low pressure system remains stalled near Hudson’s Bay and spokes of energy continue to rotate around this system which could set off a few afternoon showers or thundershowers tomorrow and into the weekend especially for NB. The beginning of next week continues to be unsettled as an upper disturbance settles in over the region.

Precipitation.. No organized system to effect the region but rather pockets of energy that may cross the region setting off afternoon/evening showers through the weekend. The beginning of next week is looking wetter.

Thunderstorms.. Best chance for storms will be NB over the next few days. Some of these may track across the Strait into western PEI.

Temperatures.. Near normal temperatures expected through the period.

Wind..Light-brisk SW wind expected through the weekend.

Tropics.. Still watching an area of disturbed weather located about 500 miles east of the windward Islands this afternoon. The system is moving WNW at 20 MPH.

Forecast..

Tonight.. Mainly clear, light SW winds, lows 15

Friday.. Sunny, light SW winds, highs 26

Weekend.. Cloudy periods with a slight chance of a shower, light SW winds, highs 24

Monday-Tuesday.. Cloudy with chance of showers

Showers spreading across PEI this evening..

Wednesday July 30th 5:30pm  A stationary trough pf low pressure remains oriented NE-SW over the Maritimes, meanwhile an area of rain currently over the Bay of Fundy is moving northward and should cross the island this evening. The trough of low pressure should move off to the east early tomorrow but conditions are expected to remain unsettled as an upper disturbance that has been staled in northern Quebec over the past number of days continues to rotate spokes of energy across the region. This should give cloudy periods and chance of showers for tomorrow as well. The extended forecast for Friday into the weekend looks unsettled as the Quebec upper air disturbance continues to influence the weather pattern across the Maritimes with spokes of energy sweeping across the region. The story continues into the beginning of next week with unsettled conditions giving cloudy skies and risk of showers through mid week.

Precipitation.. Showers should spread across the island over the next few hours and continue through the overnight hours. Chance of showers exists tomorrow right through into the beginning of next week. These showers will be hit and miss with out any real organization so difficult to pin point areas.

Thunderstorms.. Can’t rule out a rumble of thunder over the next few days. Some of these storms will be stronger through NB with hail and gusty winds the main threat.

Temperatures.. Near normal temperatures bare expected through the period.

Wind.. Basically light SE-SW winds are expected through Sunday.

Tropics.. An area of disturbed weather located about 1000 miles SE of the Windward islands continues to move WNW at about 15MPH. Environmental conditions right now are only marginal for further development.

Forecast..

Tonight. Cloudy with showers beginning early this evening and ending after midnight. Light SE winds, lows 20

Thursday.. Cloudy with chance of showers, light southerly winds, highs 24

Friday…Mix of sun and cloud, chance of an afternoon shower, light south winds, highs 24

Weekend..Cloudy with chance of showers, light SW winds, highs 24

Monday-Tuesday.. Cloudy with chance of showers, low-mid 20’s

 

Sunshine and lighter winds expected tomorrow across PEI..

Tuesday July 29th 4:30pm  A low pressure system is located north of the Gaspe Penn this afternoon with a cold front extending southward through western NB. A few showers are being reported out ahead of the front through NB and map clip western PEI later today. This front will swing across the remainder of the Maritimes tonight allowing weak high pressure to briefly build in for tomorrow morning giving mainly sunny skies and light winds early but clouds will thicken up later in the afternoon as the frontal boundary stalled off the east coast allows some moist tropical air to feed north along this boundary later Wednesday and into Thursday. The models are giving mixed signals for Friday and the weekend as the frontal boundary remains just east of the region and another system from Quebec approaches.

Precipitation.. Slight chance of an evening shower especially western PEI. Wednesday should be dry with showers returning in Thursday but this will all depend on the placement of that frontal boundary to the east. Uncertainty continues into Friday and the weekend.

Temperatures. At or slightly above normal through the period;

Thunderstorms.. Slight chance on Thursday especially for NB,

Wind.. Brisk southerly winds will shift to light SW this evening with the passage of the cold front then remain light tomorrow. Brisk southerlies expected again on Thursday.

Forecast..

Tonight.. cloudy periods and chance of a shower clearing towards dawn, brisk south winds shifting and diminishing to light SW this evening, lows 16

Tomorrow.. Few clouds becoming cloudy with possible showers by midnight, light South winds, highs 26.

Thursday.. Cloudy with showers light-brisk SW winds, highs 25

Friday>>Weekend.. Cloudy with possible showers.. 25

 

A few Showers today and tonight expected across PEI

Monday July 28th 8:45am.. A frontal trough located along over western Maine this morning will move very slowly eastward over the next day or so meanwhile low pressure will develop to the south and will will ripple northward along the frontal trough to be located over the Gaspe Penn by near dawn on Tuesday. The charts are indicating that the heaviest rainfall should stay over western NB closer to the track of the low. The frontal trough should finally sweep across PEI early Tuesday morning. Skies should clear as high pressure builds in. An upper disturbance still remains stalled in Quebec but does not seem as potent as it did yesterday therefore more sunshine is now expected through mid week but still can’t rule out cloudy periods. On Thursday a frontal trough located off the east coast is expected to push showers into the region with unsettled conditions continuing into the weekend.

Precipitation.. Few showers spread across the region during the overnight hours and are expected to continue through until Tuesday morning. Dry conditions expected for Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday then more showers begin on Thursday.

Thunderstorms.. Can’t rule out a rumble of thunder today through Tuesday morning.

Temperatures. near normal for this time of year

Wind.. Brisk southerlies expected through Tuesday morning then shift and diminish to light southwesterlies Tuesday afternoon. Basically a light SW wind is then expected for the remainder of the week.

Forecast..

Today.. Cloudy periods with chance of showers/thundershowers, brisk South winds, highs 27

Tonight.. Cloudy with chance of showers/thundershowers, brisk SE winds, lows 20

Tuesday.. Cloudy with ending in the morning becoming sunny in the afternoon, brisk SE winds shifting and diminishing to light SW in the afternoon, highs 26

Wednesday.. Sunny, light SW winds, highs 24

Thursday.. Cloudy with showers, light south winds, highs 21

Friday.. Sunny, light south winds, highs 25

Weekend.. Cloudy 25

 

Extended period of unsettled weather ahead for PEI..

Sunday July 27th 9:30am..An upper air disturbance will cross the region today giving some cloudy periods and a slight chance of a shower meanwhile A low pressure system located in southern Quebec this morning will move eastward towards New England then move north across NB over the next couple days bringing cloud and showers, Charts are indicating that significant amounts of rain are possible for southern NS so will need to watch that for any northward shift in the heaviest rainfall bands. The remainder of the week continues to look unsettled as low pressure settles in off the coast east of NS through Friday.

Precipitation.. A very slight chance of showers later this afternoon. Better chance of showers develop before dawn tomorrow then continues through Friday of next week.

Thunderstorms.. Chance of storms tomorrow especially for NB.

Temperatures… Near normal expected through the period. Coolest days appear to be Wed/Thurs.

Wind.. Light-brisk southerlies expected through Tuesday.

Forecast..

Today.. Cloudy periods with slight chance of a shower, light-brisk SW winds, highs 26

Tonight.. Becoming mostly cloudy with showers developing by dawn, light SW winds, lows 19

Monday.. Cloudy with chance of showers/thundershowers, light-brisk SW winds, highs 26

Tuesday.. Cloudy with showers, brisk SW winds diminishing later in the day, highs 24

Wednesday-Friday.. Cloud and showers, light winds, highs lower 20’s

Another nice day expected today across PEI

Saturday July 26th 8:30am.. A large area if high pressure is centered south of the Maritimes this morning with a ridge extending northward across Cape Breton. This ridge will slide off to the east, meanwhile a large upper air disturbance centered east of Hudson’s Bay will drift to the NE. Energy form this system will rotate across the Maritimes beginning this evening with a chance of showers tonight and tomorrow. Another low pressure system will begin to approach the region from the Great Lakes later Sunday then slow down as it approaches the Maritimes on Monday. This feature will drag an occluded front through the area on Monday A series of low pressure system will also develop along this front and ripple through the region through Tuesday. There may be a break in the weather on Wednesday as a ridge of high pressure briefly crosses the region but unsettled weather returns again on Thursday/Friday.

Precipitation.. Chance of showers this evening then again tomorrow evening which will continue through Tuesday. Maybe a brief break Wednesday morning as the narrow ridge of high pressure crosses then showers return later Wednesday and continue into Friday.

Thunderstorms.. Slight chance begins Monday.

Temperatures... Near normal through the period.

Wind.. Gusty southerly winds beginning today and continue through Tuesday. Winds should drop off to light southerly on Wednesday.

Forecast.. Today.. Sunny, light-brisk southwesterly wind, highs 26

Tonight.. Cloudy periods with a chance of showers this evening, light-brisk SW winds, lows 18

Sunday.. Cloudy periods becoming mostly cloudy with showers later in the day, light-brisk south winds, highs 26

Monday-Tuesday.. Cloudy with showers, light-brisk south winds, highs 25

Wednesday.. Mix of sun and cloud chance of showers later in the day, light south winds, highs 24

Thursday-Friday.. Mix of sun and cloud, chance of showers, light south winds, highs 24

Sunshine expected for today and tomorrow across PEI..

Friday July 25th 8:30am.. The frontal system that gave the rain to the region yesterday as now located east of NS, meanwhile a NE-SW ridge of high pressure located over over PEI this morning will give mainly sunny skies to the area today and early tomorrow. An upper air disturbance will take up residence over Quebec over the weekend allowing a series of short waves or troughs to rotate across the Maritimes beginning on Sunday and lasting though at least mid week resulting in unsettled weather with showers and thundershowers.

Precipitation.. Rain ended yesterday evening just in time for the Burton Cummings concert in Charlottetown. I received 8.2 mms rain here in the Elmwood area. Dry conditions expected today and tomorrow then showers develop Sunday or Monday morning and continue through at least Wednesday. These showers will be convective in nature so some localized downpours are possible.

Thunderstorms.. The convective nature of the next system could lead to a slight risk of thundershowers beginning on Sunday.

Temperatures.. Should be near normal through the period.

Forecast..

Today… Sunny, light NW winds, highs 23

Tonight.. Clear, calm winds, lows 16

Saturday.. Cloudy periods, light-brisk SW winds, highs 27

Sunday. Cloudy periods with a slight chance of an afternoon shower, brisk South winds, highs 25

Monday-Wednesday.. Cloudy with showers possible thundershowers, light-brisk South winds, highs low 20’s