Sunday 8:30am. A stationary east-west trough of low pressure is in place south of NS while a stationary ridge of high pressure lies across the northern Maritimes over the Gulf of St Lawrence. Several areas of low pressure will track along the stalled trough to the south over the upcoming days and the difficulty lies with the timing and precipitation shield associated with each. Unsettled weather will occur across the southern regions while sunshine is expected for areas farther north. Long range models for next week continue to disagree with the evolution of a couple of systems expected off the east coast, First the American models are hinting at a low pressure system will track across the region on Wednesday giving a days rain while the Canadian models keep this system offshore then on the weekend the Canadian models suggesting a significant low pressure system developing near Cape Cod and tracking into the Maritimes while the European and American models do not. Hence, confidence is low for next week and it will be interesting to see how this pans out.
Precipitation. Slight chance of a shower across southeastern PEI today. Watching the system for Wednesday for possible rain, then again on Friday into the weekend.
Thunderstorms.. Risk of storms developing during the afternoon across NB almost everyday next week and some of these may drift across the Strait into western PEI.
Wind.. Generally light winds are expected until Friday of next week due to the weak weather systems in the area.
Temperatures.. Generally near normal values are expected through the forecast period.
Today.. Generally cloudy with slight chance of a shower for southeastern areas, light eat winds, highs 23.
Tonight.. Cloudy (Fog ??), calm winds, lows 15.
Monday.. Sunny, light northeast wind, highs 24
Tuesday.. Mix of sun and cloud, light southeast wind, highs 24
Wednesday.. ??????? Rain possible
Thursday.. Cloudy, light south winds, highs 25
Friday.. ???? Rain
Weekend… ???? Rain