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..
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