Wednesday April 23rd 7:30am..An area of low pressure is located over the state of Maine this morning and will drift to the SE today then intensify as it tracks south and east of NS tomorrow. Heavy rains are expected to fall across NB and southwestern NS where heavy rainfall warnings are in effect. Western PEI will also see significant amounts of rain but should stay below warning criteria. Colder air will flood in behind this system later Thursday afternoon and expect the rain to change over to snow especially for western PEI. Clouds and showers/flurries may linger in Friday morning but improving conditions expected as a ridge of high pressure approaches the region which should cross the Maritimes Saturday morning. Another low pressure system is expected to move into the region form the Great Lakes.on Sunday with some shower activity. Cooler air once again floods in behind the system on Monday and Tuesday.
Precipitation..Chance of a shower today becoming periods of rain tonight which continues onto tomorrow. Rain may become mixed with or change over to snow later Thursday afternoon especially Summerside and west. Rain/snow taper to showers/flurries Thursday evening then ends Friday morning. Rainfall amounts will range from 10-15 mms down east to 20-30 mms up west. Snowfall amounts in the 2-5 cm range for western PEI. Showers expected on Sunday then mores showers/flurries on Monday and Tuesday.
Temperatures.. Mild today then temps will begin to fall tonight dropping to +2 by dawn tomorrow then 0 by evening. Staying chilly for Friday. Saturday a bit warmer but staying below normal. Temps get back to normal for Sunday then cold again for Monday and Tuesday.
Wind.. Brisk northerly winds expected on Thursday and Friday.
Today.. Cloudy with chance of a shower, light SE winds, highs 12
Tonight.. Showers changing to periods of rain increasing easterly winds, lows 2
Thursday.. Rain becoming mixed with or changing to snow for western regions, brisk – strong NE winds, temps continue to fall to 0 by evening.
Friday.. showers/flurries ending in the morning then clearing, brisk-strong NNW winds, highs +2
Saturday.. Sunny start becoming cloudy, light west winds, highs +6
Sunday.. Showers, 10
Monday.. Flurries, +2
Tuesday.. Showers/flurries, +4