Thursday October 23rd 6:25am.. A low pressure system located off the NJ coast this morning continues to intensify and move very slowly NE towards the Maritimes and should pass east of NS by Friday evening. Rain at times heavy is expected to engulf the region today and taper to showers on the weekend. Brief high pressure may briefly ridge cross the area on Saturday night into Sunday morning then yet another low pressure system should cross the Maritimes later Sunday then intensify as it tracks across Newfoundland on Monday. High Pressure will then build in over the area for Tuesday and Wednesday giving a break from the showers. A cold front will then cross the region on Thursday bringing more showers and much cooler temperatures.
Precipitation.. Rain at times heavy continues to fall across parts of NS and NB. This area should move into PEI later today and continue into Friday. The heaviest rains should taper to showers for Saturday. Rainfall amounts should still be in the 30-50 mm range with parts of southeast NB and Southwestern NS expected to get in excess of 100 mms. A brief dry spell Saturday afternoon through Sunday afternoon then showers redevelop again with the passage of the second low pressure system later Sunday into Monday. Dry conditions Return for Tuesday and Wednesday then more showers overnight Wednesday into Thursday as the cold front approaches.
Temperatures.. Normal today then slightly above normal for Friday and Saturday. Temps then returning to normal for Sunday through Wednesday then a cool down begins Thursday.
Wind.. Brisk E/NE winds today and tonight diminishing to light-brisk NE tomorrow, light north on Saturday, light and variable on Sunday, increasing to brisk-strong northerlies on Monday.
Watches/warnings.. None for PEI at this time but rainfall warnings remain in effect for southeast NB and southwestern NS.
Thunderstorms.. Very slight risk of thundershowers today and tomorrow.
Halloween..The extra long range forecast is now hinting at a low pressure system near Cape Cod for Halloween with rain spreading into southern NS. Temperatures near 8. This will of course change numerous times over the next few days but will start to become a little more accurate as we approach Halloween.
Today.. Showers becoming periods of rain at times heavy, light-brisk E/NE winds, highs 12
Tonight.. Rain at times heavy, brisk E/NE winds, temps steady near 12
Friday.. Rain at times heavy, light-brisk E/NE winds, highs 14
Saturday.. Showers, light N/NE winds, highs 14
Sunday.. Cloudy with showers redeveloping later in the day, light/variable winds, highs 12
Monday.. Cloudy with showers, brisk-strong north winds, highs 10
Tuesday..Mix of sun and cloud, diminishing north winds, Highs 10
Wednesday.. Cloudy, south winds, highs 12
Thursday.. Cloud and showers, north winds, cooler