Monday 6:00pm The very slow moving cold front that gave record amounts of rainfall across central and eastern PEI during the past 24 hours is now located in a NE-SW line across Cape Breton. This front will continue to move slowly east tonight and tomorrow. A large area of high pressure south of the Great Lakes will also move eastward passing south of the Maritimes early on Wednesday then slide off to the southeast. A warming trend will develop after mid week resulting from this southerly flow. Generally dry weather will continue into the long range except for late Friday/early Saturday when a weak cold front slips down form the northwest with some cloud and chance of a few showers. High pressure returns for later Saturday into Sunday and Monday. Wet weather moves on for early next week.
Precipitation.. Rain continues to fall over extreme eastern Kings county but should taper to showers over the next few hours. Rainfall amounts varied from 20 mms up west to over 125 mms across eastern regions. Waiting for storm summary to be issued from Environment Canada which will break down rainfall amounts across the Maritimes. Few showers or drizzle this evening/overnight ending before dawn. Showers possible early Saturday morning.
Thunderstorms.. Very low chance through the forecast period.
Wind.. Increasing northerly winds tonight becoming brisk and gusty should begin to diminish near noon on Tuesday further diminishing to light westerly by Wednesday morning. Light southwest later Wednesday into Thursday and Friday. Winds becoming northeast late Friday/early Saturday as the next front crosses. Light northeast winds continue into Sunday.
Temperatures.. Cool and blustery tomorrow warming up to normal Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Cooler for the weekend.
Tropical storm Leslie.. Located about 700 kms south of Sydney NS late this afternoon moving quickly northward with max sustained winds of 100 KMH. Leslie may briefly regain hurricane status but should weaken slightly before making landfall near the Burin Penn on the south coast of Newfoundland near dawn tomorrow. Tropical storm warnings have been issued for eastern 2/3 of that province.
Tonight.. Overcast with chance of showers or periods of drizzle, increasing north winds with lows near 15.
Tuesday.. Cloudy, brisk north winds diminishing in the afternoon, highs 17.
Wednesday. Becoming sunny, light west winds becoming southwesterly with highs 20.
Thursday.. Sunny, light southwest winds, highs 22
Friday.. Sunny becoming cloudy late in the day, light southwest winds, highs 21
Saturday.. Cloudy with a few showers, light north winds, highs 17
Sunday.. Sunny, 18