Wednesday 10:15pm..Got the laptop back from the computer shop this afternoon. Hard drive was broken as a result of a fall from a table. Fortunately some of my pictures were saved by all my applications and favorite bookmarks are gone. Moral of this story…… BACK EVERYTHING UP!!! Back to weather..
The low pressure system that gave all the rain to the region today was located over the Bay of Fundy this evening and will move slowly northeastward to lie over PEI by Thursday morning. The heavy rainfall as ended as the associated frontal system associated has pushed off to the east taking the heavier rain with it. The heaviest amounts of rain occurred across southern NB through mainland NS. In excess of 100mms rain was recorded in Saint John. In Charlottetown, close to 60 mms was recorded as of 7:00pm. Lesser amounts over northwestern Prince county. Rain will taper to showers or periods of drizzle tonight with a few showers expected again tomorrow but a ridge of high pressure will begin to dry things out. A weak cold front will cross the Maritimes Thursday night into Friday morning with another chance of showers. A second cold front will begin to approach the region from the west on Saturday. Low pressure will develop south of the Maritimes on this front and will ride the front into the region which will result in more showers on Saturday. Hurricane Leslie will be approaching Atlantic Canada late Sunday night into Monday with more rain and wind. Details on this system further in the blog. High pressure will build in behind behind this system for Tuesday and Wednesday.
Precipitation.. Showers or drizzle will gradually come to an end overnight tonight with a further 5 mms expected. Showers possible again on Friday and early Saturday morning. Showers developing late Sunday and continuing into Monday as Leslie begins to effect the region. Too early for details on rainfall amounts but this could be another heavy rainfall event.
Wind.. Today’s system intensified more then expected thus winds were a bit stronger today. Brisk northwest winds expected on Friday shifting back to the south on Saturday. Sunday will see increasing southeast winds as Leslie approaches but exactly how strong they get will be determined by the track the storm eventually takes. Strong northeast winds on Monday diminishing on Tuesday.
Thunderstorms..Next chance for storms begins Sunday evening.
Temperatures.. Running slightly below normal Thursday and Friday becoming above normal for Saturday and Sunday then dropping back to normal for Monday.
Tropics.. Hurricane Leslie is located about 740 KMS SSE of Bermuda moving slowly northward with max sustained winds of 120 KMH. Leslie is expected to strengthen into a CAT 2 storm during the next few days while tracking northward towards Bermuda. Leslie will begin to Approach Atlantic Canada Monday afternoon but the exact track is still uncertain with various models showing landfall anywhere from Cape Breton to eastern NL. All interests in Atlantic Canada need to pay attention to this potential dangerous storm. At any rate, large ocean swells will begin to effect the east coast of NS and southern NL in the upcoming days.