Thursday December 8th 6:40am.. An area of high pressure crossed the region yesterday and is now located over Newfoundland, meanwhile an upper air disturbance will track by to our NW later today and tomorrow giving some cloud and flurries/showers. A cold front will sweep across the district late tomorrow ushering the first real wave of cold arctic air for the weekend. This cold air moving over the waters of the Gulf/Strait will result in streamers or snow squalls developing where these winds blow onshore particular eastern PEI, northeastern NS and Cape Breton with local accumulations. High pressure will eventually crest over the island late Sunday night. All eyes then shift to the Great Lakes early MOnday as low pressure approaches form the SW. There remains much uncertainty with respect to intensity and track of this system which is expected to track ENE on Monday. Right now the models have the system passing just by to the south of the Maritimes or over southern NS. This would keep the island on the cold side which would favor a colder snow event but as mentioned there remains much uncertainty at this point. High pressure then crosses the region Tuesday night into Wednesday morning.
Precipitation.. Flurries expected this morning which should change to rain showers this afternoon then back to flurries tomorrow. Flurries associated with the cold frontal passage late Friday. Flurries becoming more intense for eastern Kings on Saturday ending Sunday afternoon. Snow event possible beginning Monday morning and ending on Tuesday.
Temperatures.. Slightly above normal today, slightly below normal tomorrow, Cold for the weekend, bit of a warm up for early next week.
Wind.. Light SW winds today becoming westerly tomorrow then NW for the weekend.
Hazards.. Flurries/showers today giving wet roads, flurries tomorrow, heavy flurries down east on the weekend.
Watches/warnings.. None for PEI at this time..
Today.. Cloudy with few flurries/rain showers, light SW winds, highs +2
Tonight.. Cloudy with chance of flurries. Light SW-W winds, lows -2
Tomorrow.. Cloudy with a few flurries, light west winds, highs -1
Saturday.. Cloudy with flurries, light NW winds, highs -7
Sunday. Morning flurries, then clearing, light NW winds dropping off to calm by evening, highs -5
Monday.. Possible snow