Thursday 7:45am An area of high pressure centered over Quebec will slowly drift to the east today to be located over the Maritimes tomorrow then stall over the area through the weekend. The remnants of hurricane Sandy will be making its way up the east coast for the beginning of next week.
Hurricane Sandy.. Hurricane Sandy is located over eastern Cuba this morning with max sustained winds of 165 KMH which is a strong CAT 2 on the Saffir-simpson scale. Sandy continues to move north and should pass through the Bahamas Friday afternoon through Saturday afternoon. The expected track then becomes very problematic with several models bringing the system into various places along the east coast while others keep it out to sea. At this time it is too difficult to determine where the storm will go and all interests along the east coast from New Jersey to NFLD need to prepare. Eventually the models will come in line. At this time it is difficult to talk about something that may not happen so this is just a “heads up” that a strong storm “could” be in the Martimes early next week.
Precipitation.. Still a chance of showers over central and eastern PEI today. Rain begins on Monday
Wind.. A light northwest wind today becoming more northerly tomorrow then northeasterly on Saturday and Sunday then increasing easterly winds on Monday. Strong southeast winds possible on Tuesday associated with Sandy.
Temperatures.. Last “cold” day today with highs similar to yesterday. Temperatures return to normal/above normal beginning on Friday.
Today.. Cloudy with chance of showers over central/eastern areas, light northwest winds, highs 6
Tonight. Clearing, light northwest winds, lows 2
Friday..Sunny, light north winds, highs 10
Saturday.. Cloudy, light northeast winds, highs 11
Sunday.. Cloudy with chance of showers late in the day, light northeast winds, highs 13
Monday.. Cloudy with showers, increasing east winds, highs 14
Tuesday.. ???? Remnants of Sandy Wind and Rain