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.
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