Diminishing NW winds today across PEI

Saturday, November 18th 8:30am.. A low pressure system drifted slowly eastward along the north shore of PEI yesterday and is now located over the Cabot Strait. Brisk-strong NW winds developed across the island as the  system passed. Falling temperatures resulted in a change over to some wet snow late yesterday evening.These gusty winds will diminish today as the storm continues to move east. A narrow ridge of high pressure oriented North-south is located through Quebec and will also drift eastward cresting over the island overnight tonight. Another storm system will approach from the Great Lakes tomorrow moving into the Gaspe Penn tomorrow evening bringing another wind and rain event to the island. The storm moves off to the NE on Monday allowing much cooler air to settle in across the Maritimes. A weak frontal boundary may develop over the region on Wednesday but generally dry through Thursday. The models are trying to develop an ocean storm off the east coast for Friday which will bear watching.

Precipitation… Showers became mixed with snow yesterday evening as colder air flooded in behind the system. Can’t rule out a flurrie this morning but the trend will be for dryer conditions. Rain spreads across the island before noon tomorrow ending late tomorrow giving about 15 mms. Monday through Thursday looking dry. Watching the system on Friday.

Temperatures.. Temps did indeed fall slightly below freezing by early this morning resulting on some ice on wet surfaces. Remaining slightly below normal today. One-day warm-up for tomorrow with temps into the double digits. Colder air once again floods in for  Monday. Temps begin to warm up again later Tuesday remaining above normal on Wednesday. Slightly below normal for Thursday and Friday.

Wind.. Brisk-strong NW winds now will gradually diminish through the day becoming calm by midnight. Increasing SE winds develop before dawn tomorrow becoming brisk through the day. Brisk westerlies for Monday and Tuesday. Southerlies on Wednesday followed by NW winds on Thursday.

Hazards.. Could be a few ice patches on the roads this morning. Wet driving conditions expected tomorrow.

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

Forecast..

Today.. Cloudy with a chance of a shower or flurrie, slowly diminishing NW winds, highs 2

Tonight.. Cloudy, light winds, lows -2

Tomorrow.. Rain developing before noon, increasing SE winds, highs 13

Monday. Cloudy with chance of flurries, brisk west winds, highs 3

Tuesday..Sun and cloud, brisk SW winds, highs 4

Wednesday.. Cloudy with chance of showers, brisk south winds, highs 12

Thursday.. Sun and cloud, light NW winds, highs 2

Friday.. ??? Rain and wind

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Cool tomorrow followed by another mild rainy windy Sunday for PEI..

Friday, November 17th 9:00am.. A low pressure system developed yesterday morning off the mid Atlantic states then intensified as it moved NE towards the Maritimes. This storm system is now centered near Moncton,NB and will continue to move NE crossing PEI this over the next couple hours. Rain, and mild temperatures occurred across the island ahead of this system but cooler air will filter back across the island as the storm system pulls away into the Gulf. Any left over showers may change over to flurries later today. A ridge of high pressure will then cross the Maritimes on Saturday cresting over the island near midnight. Skies will briefly clear then quickly cloud over again as the next low pressure system approaches with some rain developing by noon on Sunday. This system is expected to track north of Gaspe Bay overnight Sunday into Monday morning. Weather associated will be similar to past 24 hours with a rain event ahead of the system changing over to flurries as cooler air sweeps on behind it on Monday.  Next week looks rather quiet with no real organized systems effecting the Maritimes. Basically a cool westerly flow through Friday with a mix of sun and cloud and chance of a shower or flurrie depending on temperatures.

Precipitation.. The bulk of the rain is now over but still expected a few showers today which may turn to flurries later this afternoon. Rainfall amounts were generally in the 10-20 mm range across the island with Eastern Queens and Kings counties receiving the most. Tomorrow should be dry but can’t rule out an onshore flurrie or two down east. Rain begins again near noon on Sunday ending towards midnight with 10-15 mms possible. Monday through Friday appears dry but there will be a chance of a flurrie or shower as with the cool air coming off the open waters of the Gulf.

Temperatures.. Mild now and this should continue through early afternoon then begin to fall with the wind shift to the west. Normal tomorrow then another warm-up for Sunday. Below normal for Monday and Tuesday. slightly above normal for Wednesday then another cool down for Thursday Friday and Saturday.

Wind.. In the eye of the storm right now but expecting increasing SW-W winds this afternoon becoming W-NW this evening. Brisk NW winds to start tomorrow but diminish to calm by evening as the ridge of high pressure approaches. Winds shift back to the SE before dawn on Sunday and increase through the day. Light-brisk Westerlies then expected Monday through Friday.

Hazards.. Not expecting temps to fall below zero til next week so freezing shouldn’t be an issue but wet roads today and Sunday. Winds may be an issue on the Confederation Bridge with possible restrictions.

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

Forecast..

Today.. Cloudy with a few showers, brisk SW winds developing, temps steady near 8

Tonight.. Cloudy periods and chance of a shower/flurrie, Brisk W-NW winds, lows 4

Tomorrow. Mix of sun and cloud, chance of a shower/flurrie down east,  >> Clearing. Diminishing W-NW winds, highs 5

Sunday.. Rain by noon, brisk South winds, highs 12

Monday.. Sun and cloud, light-brisk west winds, highs 3

Tuesday.. Sun and cloud, light-brisk west winds, highs 2

Wednesday.. Cloudy, south winds, highs 9

Thursday.. Sun and cloud,  light-brisk west winds, highs 1

Friday.. Sun and cloud, light-brisk west winds, highs 1

Rain, wind and mild temps expected across PEI today and tomorrow.

Thursday,  November 16th 9:30am..An area of low pressure is developing now off the mid Atlantic coast and will intensify as it tracks NE towards the Maritimes tonight. This system should be entering the Bay of Fundy during the overnight hours tonight then  then across western PEI tomorrow morning. Rain and strong winds are expected with this system. As the system continues into the Gulf near tomorrow,  the winds shift to the NW which will usher in cooler temperatures allowing any left over rain to possibility change over to snow before ending later tomorrow night into Saturday morning. A brief break in the action Saturday afternoon as a ridge of high pressure crosses the island then clouds roll in once again late Saturday night with rain by Sunday morning  morning as the next low pressure system approaches from the west. This system will pass well north of the Maritimes during the day on Sunday. The associated cold front will sweep across the island later Sunday bring another shot of cold air with any lingering showers changing to flurries late Sunday. Next week looks rather quiet in the zonal flow with some cloud and chance of showers or flurries. So a couple of rain and winds events between now and Sunday night followed by a few days of seasonal quiet weather.

Precipitation.. Rain should spread across the island mid afternoon today tapering to showers after midnight then ending tomorrow afternoon. There could be a flurrie or 2 as colder air filters in tomorrow. Rainfall amounts in the 15-25 mm range. Saturday should be cloudy but dry. Rain develops again late Saturday night ending Sunday evening. another 15 mms rain possible. Chance of showers or flurries Monday through Thursday depending on the temperature.

Temperatures.. Normal today. Temps then continue to climb tonight becoming above normal for tomorrow. Cool down to slightly below normal for Saturday. Another warm-up on Sunday with temps into the double digits. Below normal on Monday, above normal on Tuesday and Wednesday followed bu another cool day on Thursday.

Wind.. Increasing SE winds today and tonight becoming SW near dawn tomorrow then WNW Friday night into Saturday. Winds diminish to calm Saturday evening then shift to South Saturday night. Increasing southerly winds overnight becoming brisk on Sunday. Winds then shift to the WSW later Sunday as the cold front passes. Brisk west winds then continue through mod week.

Hazards.. Rain and wind expected later today and continues overnight into tomorrow. Round 2 begins Saturday night and continues through Sunday. There could be Restrictions on the Confederation Bridge for both events due wind. Rain gutters should be inspected for blockages.

Watches/warnings.. None for PEI but special weather statements have been issued for parts of Atlantic coast of NS and northwestern NB.

Forecast..

Today.. Cloudy with showers developing this afternoon, increasing SE winds, highs 6

Tonight.. Rain, brisk SE winds, temps climbing to 10

Tomorrow.. Rain tapering to showers near dawn then ending in the afternoon, brisk SW-W winds, highs 10 near dawn then slowly falling to 6 by suppertime.

Saturday.. Cloudy, rain developing late, Diminishing NW winds, highs 4

Sunday. Rain, brisk South winds, highs 13

Monday.. Sun and cloud, brisk SW winds, highs 2

Tuesday…Sun and Cloud, West winds, highs 9

Wednesday… Sun and cloud, west winds, highs 8

Thursday.. Sun and cloud, west winds, highs 0

Milder conditions expected across PEI next few days..

Wednesday, November 15th, 7:00am.. A large ridge of high pressure is currently stretching from Newfoundland all back through South Carolina. This feature is giving the light winds to the island. Skies will slowly clear later today as the winds shift to the SE. A low pressure system will develop off the US southeast coast Thursday morning and move NE tracking near Cape Cod by Thursday evening then into the Bay of Fundy Friday morning. This system then continues NE moving across PEI late Friday afternoon. Rain and strong winds will accompany this system for PEI but a significant snow event most likely for parts of northwestern NB. Colder air filters in behind this system on Saturday as it pulls away to the east and High pressure returns. Clouds and rain return on Sunday with the passage of a frontal system. Cold unstable air invades the Maritimes for the beginning of next week resulting in onshore clouds and flurries.

Precipitation.. Still cant rule out a showers or flurrie this morning but the trend will be for dryer conditions. Rain spreads across the island late tomorrow tapering back to showers Friday morning then may end with a change over to flurries Friday afternoon. Saturday looking cloudy but dry. Rain develops again before dawn on Sunday morning ending Sunday afternoon. Flurries for Monday and Tuesday of next week.

Temperatures..Normal today, above normal tomorrow and Friday. Normal again on Saturday then above normal again on Sunday. Colder air returns for the beginning of next week.

Wind.. Light NE winds today, calm tonight, light SE winds tomorrow increasing to brisk on Friday. Brisk NW winds Saturday morning diminishing to calm by evening. Brisk South winds on Sunday.

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

Forecast..

Today.. Cloudy, light NE winds, highs 6

Tonight..Few clouds, calm winds, lows 2

Tomorrow.. Sunny start, increasing clouds with rain towards midnight, increasing SE winds, highs 8

Friday… Rain tapering to showers then ending later in the afternoon, brisk SE winds shifting to Northerly in the afternoon, highs 11

Saturday.. Cloudy with chance of showers/flurries, diminishing NW winds, highs 5

Sunday.. Rain, brisk SE winds, highs 11

Monday.. Flurries, 1

Tuesday.. Flurries, 1

 

Chance of a shower this morning across PEI..

Tuesday, November 14th, 7:15am.. Cloudy skies and light snow/rain is currently falling across NS as a weak area of low pressure tracks by to the SE of NS. This system is then expected to stall or slow right down south of Newfoundland for tomorrow which will maintain cloudy skied across the region with a chance of a shower. A ridge of high pressure will briefly build in for Wednesday night into Thursday morning with some clearing skies. Another An area of low pressure is then expected to develop off Cape Hattaras early Thursday morning then intensify as it tracks NE passing very close to Cape Breton island Friday morning. Rain and strong wind will accompany this system. As the system pulls away Friday night and left over rain could change over to snow with colder air moving in. A ridge of high pressure crosses the island on Saturday with sunshine and light winds. Clouds and rain return for Sunday as the next area of low pressure sweeps across.

Precipitation.. Can’t rule out a showers or flurrie for eastern areas this morning otherwise just cloudy skies through to tomorrow evening. Showers begin later Thursday becoming rain at time heavy for Thursday night into Friday tapering back to showers Friday afternoon with a chance of flurries later Friday. Dry for Saturday then rain for Saturday night into Sunday.

Temperatures.. Close to normal through out although Sunday looks mild.

Wind..Light NE winds today and tomorrow becoming SE on Thursday shifting and increasing to brisk-strong NW-N winds on Friday as the strong storms passes close to Cape Breton. Diminishing NW winds on Saturday.

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

Forecast..

Today.. Cloudy with a chance of flurries/showers down east, light-brisk NE winds, highs 5

Tonight.. Cloudy, light NE winds, lows 3

Tomorrow.. Cloudy >> clearing later in the day, light NE winds, highs 5

Thursday.. Cloudy with showers developing, light-brisk SE winds, highs 7

Friday.. Rain tapering to showers then flurries, brisk-strong North winds, highs 5

Saturday.. Sunny, light winds, highs 5

Sunday.. Rain 10

Monday..Cloudy, 3

 

 

Much lighter wind expected today across PEI..

Sunday, November 12th 9:15am.. A large area of high pressure stretching up and down the US Atlantic coast will continue to drift east today but some clouds  from an upper air disturbance will also cross the island today and tonight. More cloud and chance of showers on Tuesday and Wednesday as a low pressure system passes southeast of NS. A ridge of high pressure briefly builds in for Wednesday evening into early Thursday morning but clouds will once again thicken up as a cold front approaches from the west with some showers by Thursday night. The cold front moves through overnight, colder air spreads in behind it for Friday with some onshore cloud and flurries. A ridge of high pressure in control for Saturday with sunshine then Things look really  interesting later Saturday as intense low pressure approaches from the Great Lakes with Redevelopment expected off the New England coast. Looks like a rain and wind event initially Stay tuned..

Precipitation.. Chance of showers Tuesday and Wednesday. More organized showers Thursday night which will change to a few flurries for Friday morning. Rain begins Saturday night and continues through Sunday.

Temperatures..Last cold day today. Back to normal tomorrow through Friday. Below normal again on Saturday followed by another warm-up on Sunday and Monday.

Wind. Very light westerlies today then southwesterlies tomorrow. Winds then shift to the NE for Tuesday and Wednesday as that low passes east of NS. Southerlies develop on Thursday ahead of the cold front shifting to NW for Friday.

Hazards.. Fairly quiet over the next few days..

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

Forecast..

Today.. Increasing clouds, light west winds, highs 2

Tonight..Few clouds, calm winds, lows 0

Tomorrow.. Sun and cloud, light SW winds, highs 5

Tuesday. Cloudy with chance of showers, light NE winds, highs 7

Wednesday.. Cloudy with chance of showers, light NE winds, highs 7

Thursday.. Sunny start, becoming cloudy with showers late>overnight, light-brisk south winds, highs 7

Friday..Morning flurries >> clearing, light W/NW winds, highs 7 early then falling

Saturday.. Sunny start becoming cloudy with rain late, increasing SE winds, highs 1

Sunday.. Rain, wind 8

Diminishing winds expected later today across PEI..

Saturday, Nov 11 8:45am.      ……………… “Lest We Forget” …………………………………..

An arctic cold front swept across the island early yesterday afternoon bringing rain and strong gusty winds. Rain showers changed over to a few flurries as temps dropped. The brisk-strong W-NW winds continue today as the associated deep low pressure system is tracking across Labrador. Winds will begin to diminish later today as the low moves further away and high pressure builds in from the west. This high is currently centered in eastern Ontario and should crest over the island tomorrow afternoon. Sunshine and light winds will accompany this feature. Skies are expected to cloud up during the day on Monday as low pressure passes south of the Maritimes on Tuesday. Can’t rule out a shower or 2. Things remain uncertain for heading into Wednesday and Thursday. The models are hinting at an ocean storm developing off the east coast and tracking NE potentially into SE Newfoundland (Avalon) area on Thursday. This system will bring heavy rain and string winds but just not sure yet as to how close it will track to NS. All models are developing the storm but tracking it differently. So will continue to see how this is handled with new data tomorrow.

Precipitation.. Generally 5-10 mms rain fell from yesterday’s cold front. Here in the New Haven, I recorded 11.0mms. Some flurries developed later yesterday and overnight as much colder air invaded the region. Still can’t rule out a flurrie today  but as the winds diminish, so will the chances flurries. Dry tomorrow into MOnday. Chance of showers or flurries Monday night into Tuesday. Looks like some rain on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Just unclear of the details.

Temperatures..Remaining below normal today and tomorrow. Normal for Monday through Friday and even into next weekend.

Wind.. Gusty W-NW winds will slowly diminish through the day today dropping off to by dawn tomorrow. Light SW winds tomorrow shifting to light southerly on Monday. Increasing NE winds develop on Tuesday and Wednesday as the storm system tracks up the coast.

Hazards.. Low wind chill values today for anyone outside for the Remembrance Day activities. Bundle up in layers.. Winds may result in travel restrictions today on the Confederation Bridge. Check their website for latest advisories.

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

Forecast..

Today.. Cloudy periods and chance of a flurrie, brisk-strong WNW winds, highs +2, windchills -4

Tonight.. Cloudy periods, chance of a flurrie, light-brisk West winds, lows -1

Tomorrow.. Sunny, light SW winds, highs +3

Monday.. Increasing clouds with chance of a shower or flurrie late, highs 6

Tuesday.. Cloudy with chance of showers, light NE winds, highs 7

Wednesday.. Rain, NE winds, highs 8

Thursday.. Rain, NE winds, highs 8

Friday.. Showers, 5