Sunshine and light winds expected today across PEI

Friday April 18th 8:45am.. The Maritimes continue to be under the influence of a ridge of high pressure centered over western Newfoundland this morning. This feature will continue to give sunshine and light Southerly winds to the region today. Skies will begin to cloud over this evening ahead of an approaching frontal trough which will swing through region tomorrow with some showers although a few flurrie are possible during the colder part of the day. High pressure returns for Sunday with sunshine and light winds. The weather then turns unsettled on Monday and continues into Friday as the first in a series of low pressure system cross the region.

Precipitation.. Showers should begin tomorrow afternoon becoming mixed with or changing to flurries tomorrow evening. Only light amounts expected. Dry on Sunday then showers begin on late Monday evening and continue off and on through Wednesday. A more organized system is expected to pass over the region on Thursday with a larger precipitation field with some charts are even showing a chance of snow. Will know more on this Thursday system in upcoming posts. Weather continues unsettled into Friday then some clearing expected on Saturday.

Temperatures.. Should be running a couple degrees below normal through the weekend then above normal beginning in Monday. Cool down for Thursday.

Forecast..

Today.. Sunny. light SE winds, highs +7

Tonight.. Clouding over, light-brisk SE winds, lows 0

Saturday.. Cloudy with a few showers in the afternoon and evening. Chance of a few flurries later in the day, light south winds shifting to brisk NW later in the day, highs +6

Sunday.. Mainly sunny, diminishing NW winds, highs +3

Monday.. Cloudy with showers possible later in the day, light-brisk SW winds, highs 10

Tuesday.. Cloudy with chance of showers, light SE winds, highs 10

Wednesday.. Cloudy with chance of showers, brisk SE winds, highs 10

Thursday.. Rain ( watching for a chance of snow), brisk-strong NE winds, highs +1

Friday.. Cloudy with flurries, brisk north winds, cold with highs near +1

Sunshine expected today and tomorrow across PEI..

Thursday April 17th 7:40am.. An area of high pressure is centered over southern Maine this morning and will drift to the east  crossing the Maritimes early tomorrow morning. Mainly clear skies and light winds will accompany this feature. Cloud and a chance of a few showers will invade the region on Saturday as a weak low pressure system approaches from the west. The showers may change over to flurries later in the day as temperatures cool down. High pressure returns for Sunday then a series of low pressure systems will track across the Maritimes from west to east beginning Monday evening setting the stage for an unsettled week.

Precipitation.. Mainly dry conditions expected today and Friday. Showers should begin Saturday late afternoon changing to a few flurries in the evening. Dry on Sunday then a few showers again late Monday night into Tuesday morning. Rain redevelops again Wednesday afternoon and continues into Thursday.

Temperatures.. Should be a few degrees below normal through the weekend then close to normal beginning on Monday.

Forecast..

Today.. Mainly clear, light north winds, highs +3

Tonight.. Clear, calm, lows -4 but locally colder in low lying areas.

Friday.. Sunny, light SE winds, highs +6

Saturday.. Cloudy with a few showers beginning in the afternoon changing to flurries by evening, Light SE winds shifting to northerly, highs +4

Sunday.. Sunny, light-brisk northerly winds, highs +4

Monday.. Cloudy with showers by evening, increasing SW winds, highs +8
Tuesday.. Mix of Sun and cloud.. light east winds, highs +6
Wednesday.. Rain developing later in the day..
Thursday.. Rain..
 

Cooler weather expected over the next few days across PEI.

Wednesday April 16 4:45pm.. Good afternoon. Been away on vacation down in Cuba for the past week soaking up the sun and enjoying the beach. Looks like spring has finally showed up here while I was gone. My weather station recorded a high pf 17.9c yesterday afternoon. Back to reality now……

The mild weather came to an abrupt end today as a north-south oriented cold front swept through the region. This front is now located over Cape Breton and continues to move east. Brisk northwest winds behind the front ushered in much cooler air but lots of sunshine and less snow cover should allow temperatures to climb to seasonal values. An area of high pressure located over eastern Ontario will drift to the east and will cross PEI tomorrow afternoon then linger over the Maritimes through Friday. On Saturday a weak area of low pressure will slide across the region bringing some cloud and rain showers. Cooler air will once again invade the area later in the day as the system pulls away changing the showers over to flurries. Cool high pressure returns for Sunday with sunshine. A frontal system then crosses the region early next week with showers of flurries.

Precipitation.. Local showers or flurries tomorrow otherwise dry conditions expected through Friday then showers or flurries develop on Saturday and Saturday night. Dry again for Sunday then showers or flurries develop late Monday into Tuesday.

Temperatures.. Normal temperatures for PEI this time of year are highs of +8 with overnight lows of -1. Temperatures are expected to be below normal through Saturday. Near normal on Sunday and Monday the slight cool down again for Tuesday.

Forecast..

Tonight.. Clearing skies, Brisk NW winds slowly diminishing after sunset, lows -7

Thursday.. Sunny with a few cloudy periods developing with a slight chance of an afternoon shower or flurrie, light NW winds, highs +2

Friday.. Sunny, light South winds, highs +6

Saturday.. cloudy with showers or flurries developing, light east winds, highs +3

Sunday. Sunny with cloudy periods, chance of an afternoon shower, highs +8

Monday.. Sunny becoming cloudy with showers developing later in the day. +8

Tuesday.. Showers/flurries

Sunny and mild today, rain and wind expected tomorrow across PEI..

Monday April 7th 7:30am.. A NW-SE ridge of high pressure is located through New England this morning and will move eastward today to lie east of the region tomorrow. Sunshine and light winds will accompany this feature. Meanwhile. a low pressure system will move into the Great Lakes today then continue moving NE tracking along the St Lawrence river valley onto northern NB by late Tuesday evening then into Labrador by Wednesday afternoon. Heavy rain and strong winds will spread across the Maritimes tomorrow in fact Environment Canada continues the special weather statement for the region and can be found on their website. This system pulls away on Wednesday allowing a ridge of high pressure to build in from the west cresting over the area near noon on Thursday then continues eat of the region. Sunshine and light winds will accompany this feature. Another low pressure system will pass well north of the region on Friday but a cold front extending southward from this low will swing across the Maritimes later Friday into early Saturday with some cloud and showers. High pressure returns for Sunday.

Precipitation.. Rain should begin late tomorrow morning tapering to showers by midnight. Showers ending near dawn Wednesday then clearing. Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement with expected rainfall just below warning criteria but any change in intensity or track of system could push heavier rains into the island. Currently about 25 mms rain is expected but when combined with rapidly melting snow could result in local flooding for prone areas. Flurries possible for Wednesday afternoon -evening as cooler air returns. Dry conditions expected for Thursday under high pressure then showers return for later Friday into Saturday as a cold front swings through.

Temperatures.. at or above normal for today and tomorrow then cooler air returns for Wednesday leading into a sunny but cool day on Thursday. Milder air returns for Friday.

Wind.. strong SE winds expected on Tuesday approaching warning criteria.

Forecast..

Today.. Sunny with increasing clouds late in the day, light SW winds, highs +7

Tonight.. becoming mostly cloudy after midnight, light SE winds, lows +1

Tuesday.. Heavy rain (25 mms) , string SE winds, highs +8

Wednesday.. Showers changing to flurries in the afternoon, diminishing westerly winds, temps falling to 0 by evening.

Thursday.. Sunny, light winds, highs +1

Friday.. Showers by evening.+7

Saturday.. Morning showers, +5

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Sunday April 6th 6:10am  The low pressure system that gave the rain and snow to the island yesterday is located about 100 miles north of PEI and continues move off to the north. Rain showers will change to a few flurries as temperatures fall back but clearing skies are expected as the system pulls away.  A ridge of high pressure will cross the region  tomorrow afternoon with mainly sunny skies expected then all interests shift to the southwest on Tuesday as a large area of low pressure moves from the Great Lakes to northern NB. This system should allow some tropical moisture to stream north well ahead of this system possibly resulting in a significant rain  event which combined with rapidly melting snow could lead to a flooding risk. Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for Tuesday reflecting this risk. The system will pull away to the north on Wednesday allowing for clearing skies. A ridge of high pressure crosses the region on Thursday with sunshine then more rain on Friday as a frontal trough approaches the Maritimes.

Precipitation.. A few showers changing to flurries then ending this afternoon. Rain develops near noon on Tuesday tapering to showers overnight then ending on Wednesday giving rainfall amounts in the 25-35 mm range. Local flooding is a real concern when combined with rapidly melting snow. Showers change to Flurries on Wednesday as cooler air floods in. Dru for Thursday then more rain on Friday.

Temperatures.. Near normal through out.

Wind.. Very strong SE winds will develop on Tuesday approaching warning criteria.

Forecast..

Today.. Showers changing to a few flurries then ending. Light-brisk West winds, temps steady near +1

Tonight.. Mainly clear, light west winds, lows -2

Monday.. Sunny, light SW winds, highs +5

Tuesday.. Heavy rain and strong SE winds, highs +7

Wednesday.. Clearing, diminishing westerly winds, falling temperatures +1 by evening.

Thursday.. Sunny, +1

Friday.. Rain..

Snow changes to rain today across PEI

Saturday April 5th 6:30am.. The area of high pressure that gave the fantastic day to PEI yesterday has moved east and is now located over Newfoundland. A low pressure has developed off New York as expected and is low located along the coast near Cape Cod. rain and/or snow has already pushed on southern NS and NB this morning and will continue to spread as the low pressure system moves north. The system is expected to move north into NB and western PEI tonight then into the northern Gulf of St Lawrence by tomorrow morning. High pressure will begin to approach the region Sunday evening and crest Monday afternoon. A large area of low pressure will move out of the Great Lakes on Tuesday tracking through western NB late Tuesday night the into the Gulf of Saint Lawrence Wednesday morning. This track should ensure a rain event for PEI but any shift to the southeast could bring snow but models are suggesting rain right now. Something to watch. At any rate, this system pulls away Wednesday afternoon allowing high pressure to cross the Maritimes on Thursday morning. A frontal system approaches Thursday night into Friday with rain/snow showers.

Precipitation.. Snow should begin near noon then change over to rain by mid afternoon tapering to showers by evening. Few left over showers tomorrow. Snowfall amounts of 2-3 cms followed by 5-10 mms. Dry later Sunday into Monday. Rain begins noon Tuesday tapering to showers Tuesday night into Monday morning with significant amounts possible. Models are hinting at 25 mms right now which when combined with melting snow cold lead into local flooding issues.Showers continue into Wednesday ending late in the day.
More rain spreads across the region later Thursday into Friday.

Temperatures.. Mainly a few degrees below normal through out although Tuesday night and Friday will be slight above normal.

Forecast..

Today.. snow beginning near noon, changing to rain by mid afternoon, brisk SE winds, highs +2

Tonight, rain tapers to showers, light SW winds, temps climbing to +3 by midnight then slowly falling to +1 by dawn.

Sunday.. Showers ending then remaining mostly cloudy, clearing late in the afternoon, light west winds, temps steady near +1

Monday.. Sunny, light west winds, highs +5

Tuesday.. Rain, 25 mms +2 but climbing to +5 by midnight

Wednesday.. Showers ending

 

Sunny today. snow to rain expected across PEI tomorrow.

Friday April 4 8:45am..A north-south ridge of high pressure stretches for northern Quebec to Cape Cod this morning and will move east to be located over Newfoundland by tomorrow afternoon. Sunshine and light winds will accompany this feature. The weekend is looking messy as a low pressure system will move from the Great Lakes to northern Quebec. This system will spawn secondary development along the east coast near New York early Saturday morning which will then track north across NB and western PEI Saturday night into Sunday morning. Precipitation should begin as snow near noon tomorrow as snow then change over to rain as temps climb. Slight risk of freezing rain during the changeover. The system pulls away to the north on Sunday but cloud and showers linger into the afternoon. High pressure slides south of the Maritimes Sunday night and Monday with sunshine and mild temperatures. Another low pressure system will then begin to approach the region from the south on Tuesday tracking through western NB Tuesday night into Wednesday. This track should keep PEI in the warm side and a rain event is expected. A ridge of high pressure crosses the region on Thursday.

Precipitation.. Snow should begin near noon tomorrow then change over to rain with a slight risk of freezing rain during the change-over. Couple cms snow is possible. Rain should end by late Sunday morning with generally 5 mms expected. Dry for later Sunday into Monday then rain begins before noon on Tuesday tapering to showers before dawn on Wednesday then ending Wednesday afternoon. Rainfall amounts in the 15-20 mm range which may cause some local flooding when combined with melting snow.

Temperatures.. Should be a couple degrees below normal through the weekend into Monday then near normal for Tuesday. Cool down for Wednesday into Thursday.

Forecast..

Today.. Becoming mainly sunny, very light north wind, highs +3

Tonight.. Few clouds, calm wind, lows -7

Saturday.. Snow beginning near noon then changing to rain with a slight risk of freezing rain, brisk SE winds, highs +4

Sunday.. Showers ending then slow clearing , light west winds, highs +3

Monday.. Sunny, light SW winds, highs +5

Tuesday.. Rain developing, light -brisk SE winds, highs +6

Wednesday.. Showers ending +2

Thursday.. Sunny cooler highs 0