Thursday Aug 28th 5:45pm.. A NE-SW oriented cold front crossed PEI last night with associated showers. A low pressure system developed along the front as expected and is now located over eastern PEI. Heavy showers and thundershowers developed this afternoon over PEI behind the frontal system with severe thunderstorm watches issued for parts if the island by EC. This system will move off to the east tonight allowing high pressure to build in from the west tomorrow. Brisk northerly winds and cool temps are expected as this system approaches. The high will crest over the island late tomorrow night into early Saturday morning. Clear skies and calm winds will allow inland temps to fall into the single digits by Saturday morning. Fog patches will also develop in low lying areas and near water sources. Clouds will begin to roll in later Saturday as a complex frontal system approaches from the northwest. Shower activity should spread across the island Sunday morning as this frontal system crosses. The beginning of next week continues to be problematic as the computer models are still having difficulty with the frontal system as it pushes off to the east.
Precipitation.. Environment Canada issued a special weather statement for PEI earlier today with the potential for localized heavy rainfall in slow moving strong showers. Showers still possible tonight but should be ending early tomorrow morning. Dry conditions expected for later Friday and Saturday then more showers expected on Sunday.
Thunderstorms. Severe thunderstorm watches were issued for parts of PEI this afternoon. Strong cell develop develop over central PEI and tracked over Charlottetown. Unconfirmed reports of street and parking low flooding associated with this cell. Thundershower activity should diminish during the overnight hours.
Temperatures.. Should be a few degrees below normal through the weekend. Friday night should be especially cool with lows by Saturday morning in the single digits inland.
Shania Twain concert.. Should be dry but windy. Brisk SW winds expected with temps near 18
Hurricane Cristobal is located well south of NS late this afternoon with max sustained winds near 70 kts. The storm is moving NE and expected to pass well south and east of Atlantic Canada. Indirect effects will be a strong ocean swells along the east coasts of NS and Newfoundland over the next couple days.
Tonight.. Cloudy with chance of showers. Any thundershowers should end this evening. Increasing northerly winds, lows near 15
Friday.. Showers ending early then mix of sun and cloud, brisk north winds diminishing late in the day, highs 17
Friday night. Clear, calm and cool. Fog patches developing inland and near water sources, lows 10 but 6 in low lying areas.
Saturday. Sunny start with increasing clouds during the day, brisk SW winds, developing, highs 20
Sunday. Cloud and showers