A taste of winter over the next few days across PEI..

Saturday November 28th 6:40am… A cold front swept across the island overnight last night and is now located in a NE-SW line through Cape Breton – Halifax. The rain should change over to snow just before ending this morning. Onshore North winds should continue to generate flurries through today tonight and tomorrow. Another weak cold front will push the region later tomorrow bringing a reinforcing shot of cold air and more cloud and flurries. High pressure then approaches from the west cresting over the  island Monday afternoon then drifts off to the east on Tuesday.  Clouds will be on the increase late Tuesday as the next low pressure system approaches from the SW with rain spreading across the island Wednesday morning. Colder air floods in behind this system on Thursday with rain changing back over to snow.

Precipitation.. Rain began late yesterday evening and continues this morning as the front moves across Cape Breton. The rain is expected to change over to snow on the back side as temperatures continue to fall. The snow should end near noon but will be replaced  by onshore flurries which are expected to continue through tonight and tomorrow Another cold front will sweep across the region Sunday afternoon bringing another round of flurries which should continue into Monday morning. In total 2-5 cms snow is possible through Monday afternoon. Dry for Tuesday then rain for Wednesday, rain changing to snow for Thursday.

Temperatures.. Have plummeted behind the cold front last night but should hold steady near 2 this morning then begin to fall this afternoon dipping to -1 by suppertime. Temps remain cold through Tuesday with a warm-up expected on Wednesday. Cool down for Thursday.

Wind.. Light NE winds today, dropping off to calm this evening, light NW tomorrow and Monday, light westerlies on Tuesday, southerlies on Wednesday.

Watches and warnings… None for PEI at this time…

Casara Opeval..  This morning not looking the best with rain changing to wet snow over the next couple hours. Onshore flurrie then develop. Tomorrow is looking better but flurries may hinder the flight with a light NW wind. Temps tomorrow morning 0

Winter weather...Rain changes to wet snow this morning but should not accumulate. Flurries expected later today through Monday afternoon along with below freezing temps should allow snow to accumulate with 2-5 cms possible.

Hazards.. Temps expected to fall below zero mid/late afternoon. Any wet roads may become icy then. Light accumulations of snow possible on roads possible tonight through tomorrow and Monday.


Today.. Rain changing to west snow over the next couple hours then becoming flurries, light NE winds, temps steady near 2 then falling to -1 near suppertime.

Tonight.. Cloudy periods, chance of flurries, light winds, lows -2

Tomorrow.. Cloudy periods and chance of flurries, light NW winds, highs 0

Monday.. Cloudy periods and chance of flurries, light NW winds, highs -2

Tuesday.. Sunny early increasing clouds late, light wets winds, highs +1

Wednesday.. Rain, 11

Thursday.. Rain changing to snow, cooler


Mild today, rain tonight, cold and flurries tomorrow expected for PEI..

Friday November 27th, 8:45am.. High pressure anchored off the east coast and an approaching cold front from the west is giving brisk occasionally strong southerly flow of mild air across the region today. The early morning sunshine will give way to clouds as the cold front approaches with rain later this evening. The front will sweep across PEI during the overnight hours tonight with temperatures plummeting in its wake. The rain should change over to snow near dawn tomorrow then persist as onshore flurries into tomorrow evening. A ridge of high pressure briefly builds in for Saturday night/Sunday morning with clearing skies but then another cold front is expected to push into the Maritimes Sunday afternoon with cloud and flurries. Again onshore NW winds behind the front will result in flurries persisting into Monday afternoon. High pressure builds in for Tuesday into Wednesday morning followed by the next weather system spreading clouds and rain for Wednesday.

Precipitation.. Rain should begin up west late this evening then spread across the remainder of the island before midnight. The rain will briefly change over to snow before tapering to flurries. The flurries should end later in the day. About 10 mm rain expected followed by 1-2 cms snow. Another couple cms snow possible Sunday afternoon through Monday afternoon. Dry for Tuesday then rain for Wednesday then showers and flurries for Thursday.

Temperatures... Well above normal today into this evening. The cold front sweeps across the island from west to east causing temps to plummet dipping to +2 near sunrise then slowly falling through the remainder of the day. Don’t expect temps to fall below zero til late afternoon.Remaining cold on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. Warmer for Wednesday and Thursday.

Wind.. Brisk-strong SW winds today shifting to Northerly after midnight diminishing to light NW through the day tomorrow then dropping off to calm by tomorrow evening. Light NW for Sunday and Monday shifting to westerlies on Tuesday then SW on Wednesday.

Casara Opeval.. Saturday morning not looking good. Cloudy with rain changing to snow. Temps near +2 with a brisk NE wind. Sunday morning is looking better but not as good as it did yesterday. Skies will be clouding over with flurries in the afternoon. The earlier the better. Temps near -1 with a light NW wind. As of right now, Sunday is looking the best out of the 2 days

Watches/warnings.. None for PEI at this time.

Winter weather.. Possible wet snow tomorrow morning for a couple hours becoming onshore flurries. Don’t expect temps to fall below freezing to late tomorrow afternoon. Flurries again Sunday afternoon through Monday afternoon. Temps will be cold so we could see a dusting or slight accumulation for this event. Rain and warmer for Wednesday.


Today.. Increasing clouds, brisk-strong SW winds, temps climbing to 11 by this afternoon.

Tonight.. Cloudy with rain developing near midnight, brisk SW winds shifting to Northerly just after midnight, temps near 11 then falling quickly behind the wind shift to +2 by dawn.

Tomorrow.  Cloudy with rain changing to snow just after sunrise then tapering to flurries then ending in the afternoon, Brisk North winds diminishing to calm by evening. Temps steady near +2 then falling to -1 by late afternoon.

Sunday.. Sunny early becoming cloudy with flurries by late morning, light NW  winds, highs 0

Monday.. Cloudy periods with flurries, light NW winds, highs -3

Tuesday.. Sunny, light west winds, highs +1

Wednesday.. Rain, brisk SW winds, highs 5

Thursday.. showers 4


Turning milder today and tomorrow across PEI

Thursday November 26th 6:30am... A strong area of high pressure centered just east of NS this more resulted in mainly clear skies and calm winds overnight. Perfect conditions for raditional cooling and frost. The area of high pressure will continue to give sunshine to the region today and tomorrow but increasing SW winds should also pump in much warmer temperatures as well. All good things must come to an end and in this case a cold front will be approaching from the NW Friday afternoon spreading cloud from west to east across the island with rain beginning up west near midnight. The front will continue to sweep across the island during the overnight hours moving east of the island near noon Saturday. A narrow ridge of high pressure then builds in for Saturday night through Sunday afternoon with sunshine and cool temperatures. Another fast moving cold front will bring another round of cloud across the region Sunday afternoon with flurries by evening. The onshore northerly winds behind the front should maintain cloud and flurries well into Monday as high pressure approaches from the west. This feature will crest over the island Tuesday morning then move east shifting the winds back to the south. Wednesday looks wet as rain begins early with the arrival of a low pressure area.

Precipitation.. Rain should begin late Friday evening tapering to a few showers Saturday morning then ending just before noon giving rainfall amounts of near 10 mms. There could be a few flurries in the cold NW winds  Saturday afternoon.Dry for Saturday evening through Sunday morning then flurries begin Sunday afternoon and continue into Monday evening. Could see a dusting to a few cms with this feature. Dry for Tuesday then rain for Wednesday.

Temperatures... Warm-up begins today peaking Friday afternoon through Midnight near 10 or 11. Temps then plummet overnight with the passage of the cold front dropping to 4 by dawn Saturday then zero by mid afternoon. Remaining cold for Sunday and Monday with afternoon highs near 0/-1. Another warm-up develops on Tuesday peaking Wednesday afternoon/evening near 12.

Wind.. Brisk-strong gusty SW winds develop today and continue into tomorrow shifting to the NW tomorrow night diminishing to very light Saturday evening. Light westerlies on Sunday shifting back to the NW Sunday evening with the passage of the second cold front. Northerlies continue on Monday becoming westerlies on Tuesday then southerlies on Wednesday.

Watches/warnings.. None for PEI at this time.

Casara opeval.. Saturday morning still not looking very good. Expect cloud cover with showers tapering off to flurries. Brisk NW winds and tempos near 3. Sunday morning looks much better with sunshine, light West winds and temps near -1.

Winter weather... A few flurries possible Saturday afternoon followed by a  a possible light accumulation of snow Sunday evening through Monday evening (2-5 cms). Rain for Wednesday !!


Today.. Sunny, brisk SW winds, highs +5

Tonight.. Clear, brisk SW winds, lows +3

Tomorrow.. Sunny start with increasing clouds, brisk-strong SW winds, temps climbing to 11 by mid afternoon then steady.

Tomorrow night.. Rain developing near midnight, brisk SW winds shifting to NW overnight, Temps near 11 then falling sharply with the wind shift dipping to +4 by dawn.

Saturday.. Rain tapering to showers then ending near noon followed by a few flurries, diminishing North winds, temps falling to 0 during the afternoon.

Sunday.. Sunny start becoming cloudy with flurries or periods of snow, light north winds, highs +1

Monday.. Flurries, north winds, highs -2

Tuesday.. Sunny, light west winds, highs +3

Wednesday.. Rain, 11

Sunny and warmer conditions expected across PEI next couple days.

Wednesday November 25th 4:30pm.. A strong area if high pressure centered just south of NS late this afternoon continues to move east this evening and overnight but should give another sunny and mild day to the island tomorrow with a brisk SW wind. A cold front will begin to approach the region from the NW Friday afternoon and should sweep across the island late Friday night/early Saturday morning with associated showers. Clearing skies and cooler temperatures develop behind the cold front Saturday afternoon and continue into Sunday morning. A weak system passes by Sunday night/Monday morning with some cloud and flurries. Few onshore flurries persist into Monday evening. Tuesday looks sunny with high pressure passing overhead. Rain develops on Wednesday.

Precipitation.. Rain develops late Friday evening ending near dawn on Saturday. Few few flurries possible Sunday night/Monday morning. Onshore flurries MOnday evening. Rain begins later Wednesday.

Temperatures.. Warmer over the next couple days peaking tomorrow afternoon through late tomorrow night at 10 or 11 . Temps then take a free fall after midnight Friday night with the passage of the cold front dropping to 3 by sunrise Saturday morning then slowly falling through the remainder of the day Saturday. Normal on Sunday, slightly below normal for Monday and Tuesday then a warm-up begins Wednesday.

Wind.. Light SW winds tonight increasing to brisk SW for tomorrow and Friday. Winds shift to the north just after midnight Friday night, brisk northerlies for Saturday diminishing to calm Saturday night. Light-brisk SW on Sunday shifting back to the NW for MOnday and Tuesday.

Casara Opeval.. Saturday morning still looks questionable. The front will have moved east but could have some lingering cloud and showers especially in the morning but the trend will be clearing and diminishing winds. Sunday morning looks better at this point under clear skies and light south winds.

Watches/warnings.. None for PEI at this time.

Winter weather… Could be some flurries Sunday evening through Monday evening. Rain expected Friday night into early Saturday morning then again late Wednesday.


Tonight.. Clear, light SW wind, lows -6

Tomorrow.. Sunny, brisk SW winds, highs 5

Friday.. Sunny with increasing clouds by evening with rain developing, brisk-strong SW winds, highs 11

Saturday.. Cloudy with morning showers clearing in the afternoon, brisk North winds early diminishing to calm by evening, temps falling to 3 by dawn then 0 by suppertime.

Sunday.. Sunny becoming cludy in the evening with possible flurrires, light SW winds shifting to NW late in the day, highs 3

Monday.. Flurries, brisk NW winds, highs +1

Tuesday. Sunny, light west winds, highs +1

Wednesday.. Rain developing.. warmer



Remaining seasonably cold tonight/tomorrow across PEI..

Tuesday November 24th 5:15pm.. The low pressure system that gave all the rain to the region yesterday is now located east of Newfoundland, meanwhile an area of high pressure is approaching from the west. This feature should pass just south of NS tomorrow afternoon then slowly moves east for Thursday. Temperatures will also rebound nicely on Thursday and Friday as a warm southerly flow sets up. A cold front approaching from the NW will spread cloud and showers into the region by late Friday night. This front will sweep across the island before dawn Saturday morning ushering in another round of cold arctic air and onshore flurries for the weekend. The sea-saw battles continues into next week with another warm-up expected to begin on Tuesday.

Precipitation.. Flurries/snow pellets should continue though tonight ending tomorrow afternoon giving just a dusting. Fry for later tomorrow through late Friday. Rain begins Friday night tapering to flurries Saturday morning. Few flurries continue through Saturday. Sunday should be dry Few flurries again on Monday.

Temperatures…Seasonably cold tonight then remaining cold tomorrow. Warm-up begins on Thursday, well above normal for Friday.. Cold again for the weekend into Monday, warm-up begins again on Tuesday.

Wind.. Light NW tonight becoming westerly tomorrow then SW tomorrow evening. Brisk SW wind for Thursday and Friday shifting back to the NW for the weekend.

Watches/warnings.. None for PEI at this time.

Winter weather..  other than some flurries tonight and tomorrow then again on the weekend, I don’t see winter snows in the forecast yet. Chilly tomorrow then again on the weekend.


Tonight.. Mostly cloudy with a few flurries/snow pellets, light NW winds, lows -3

Tomorrow.. Cloudy start with chance of flurries then clearing, light west winds, highs 0

Thursday.. Sunny, brisk SW winds, highs 5

Friday.. Sunny becoming cloudy late, brisk SW winds, highs 10

Saturday.. Cloudy with few flurries, brisk NW winds, highs 0

Sunday.. Sunny, light west winds, highs 2

Monday.. Flurries, 0

Rain and turning colder today across PEI

Monday November 23rd 9:30am.. A frontal trough oriented N-S is currently located through western Queens county. Very mild temps east of the front while much cooler reading just to the west. Significant amounts of rainfall also fell overnight. An intensifying low pressure system located just south of NS will ripple NE along this slow moving frontal boundary enhancing rainfall amounts. Further to the west, in the colder air, the rain has changed over to accumulating snow and expect this to move into west Prince later tonight then across the remainder of the island by dawn tomorrow. This whole mess shifts east tomorrow as high pressure builds in from the west but temps are expected to remain cold with a few onshore flurries especially for eastern Kings county through Wednesday. The high pressure area moves east of the region on Thursday allowing the winds to shift around to the south which will bring back milder temperatures. The long range shows a frontal system dropping down from the NW on Friday with some rain late in the day.

Precipitation... As mentioned earlier, significant amounts of rain expected today which should change over to snow near midnight then ending towards dawn. Additional rainfall amounts of 30-40 mms possible. Could also be a couple of cms snow with possible  higher amounts over Prince county where the change-over happens earlier. Onshore flurries expected on Tuesday and Wednesday especially east of Charlottetown. Long range shows rain by Friday afternoon.

Temperatures.. Big temperature spread across PEI right now with temps across central and eastern PEI in the 15/17 range while Prince county in the 4/8 range. There is a frontal boundary along the county line at 9:00am (Borden-Cavendish) separating the 2 areas. This front will move east today slowly spreading these cooler temps across the remainder of the island. Temps should start to fall in Charlottetown near noon, Montague later in the afternoon. Temps by sunrise tomorrow will be below zero then hold steady for the remainder of the day and through Wednesday.. Warmer weather begins on Thursday and Friday..Cooler again for the weekend.

Wind.. Southerly winds east of the front shift to NW west of it so that will be your marker today. NW winds indicate that the front has gone through and expect falling temps. NW winds for Tuesday, westerly for Wednesday, SW for Thursday and Friday.

Watches/warnings.. Heavy rainfall warnings remain in place for all of PEI.

Hazards.. Wet roads are expected to freeze or turn slushie overnight with the colder temps and possible snow. Ice  also expected on the less traveled roads especially central and western PEI.


Today.. Rain, at times heavy. Brisk SW winds shifting to the NW, Highs temps are basically occurring now and will fall through the day after the wind shift to 5 by evening.

Tonight.. Cloudy with rain changing to snow then tapering to flurries by dawn, Could be a slight accumulation especially up west. Light-brisk NW winds, temps falling to -1 by dawn.

Tomorrow.. Cloudy periods with onshore flurries especially east. light-brisk NW winds, highs -1

Wednesday.. Cloudy periods,  chance of onshore flurries. light W/NW winds highs 0

Thursday.. Sunny, light SW winds, highs 6

Friday.. Cloudy with rain developing, SW winds, highs 11



Heavy rain expected across PEI over the next 36 hours..

Sunday November 22nd 9:10am.. Interesting setp-up over the next couple days across the Maritimes. First of a ll a deep low pressure system will track from the Great Lakes to Labrador during this period. Important here is it’s associated cold front which extends southward from this system. This cold front will slowly move east then stall over the central Maritimes. Secondary low pressure is then expected to develop along this stalled front off the Maine coast and ripple NE along the frontal boundary bringing enhanced rainfall to the region. So we are expecting a significant rain event along a band which extends from southern NS up through PEI. Very warm temperatures are expected east of the front while much colder temps to the west. This puts NB on the cold side where accumulating snows are very possible. Interesting thing is that the front is then expected to move eastward early tomorrow morning which will shift this colder air into western PEI possibly changing the rain over to snow. This whole mess shifts east allowing high pressure to build in for Tuesday through Friday. Weekend looks unsettled as a frontal system drops in from the NW.

Precipitation... Showers this morning will become periods of rain this afternoon becoming heavy tonight into tomorrow ending late tomorrow night into early Tuesday morning. Rainfall amounts are expected to be significant with amounts in the 75 mm range. Snow is also possible for western Prince county but difficult to give amounts as this will be dependent on how quickly the temps fall. Significant amounts of snow are expected just across the Strait over in eastern NB so it will be close. Dry conditions are then expected from Tuesday through Friday.

Temperatures.. Temperatures will continue to climb across PEI today maxing out near midnight tonight. Eastern PEI will be the warmest peaking at 14/15 while western PEI may only reach 10. Temps will then begin to cool off overnight, first up just after sun-up tomorrow then spreading eastward as the front shifts east. Remaining cold for Tuesday and Wednesday then a warm-up begins Thursday.

Wind.. Brisk southerlies today increasing to brisk-strong early tomorrow then shifting to the north marking the frontal passage. Light-brisk NW on Tuesday, light NW Wednesday diminishing to calm later in the day.

Watches/warnings.. Heavy rainfall warnings in effect for PEI.

Hazards.. Beginning this evening….localized field flooding in low lying areas along with City street flooding. Hydroplaning while driving due ponding of water on highways.  Suggest clean out rain gutters this morning, clean catch basins/man holes, rake leaves away from ditches.


Today.. Showers becoming periods of rain, brisk south winds, highs 14

Tonight Rain at time heavy. brisk-strong south winds, temps steady near 14 for central and eastern PEI (Cooler up west).

Tomorrow.. Rain at time heavy ending towards evening. Possibly changing to snow up west in the afternoon. Temps near 14 falling then falling in the afternoon.

Tuesday.. Sunny with cloudy periods chance of a flurrie down east, light-brisk NW winds, highs 0

Wednesday.. Sunny, light W/NW winds, highs +1

Thursday.. Sunny, light SW winds, highs 5

Friday.. Sunny, light SW winds, highs 9