Saturday March 28th 5:00pm.. A trough of low pressure oriented NE-SW is located east of NS this afternoon. A low pressure system located east of Cape Cod is tracking NE along this frontal trough and will spread snow across the eastern half of the Maritimes tonight. Eastern NS and eastern Cape Breton are under snowfall warnings with as much as 10 cms possible. Here on PEI, eastern Kings county has the best chance of some snow tonight and early tomorrow morning. The low pressure system will pull away to the NE tomorrow allowing high pressure to build in for later in the day and into Sunday and early Monday. Clouds will be on the increase during the day Monday as a low pressure system approaches from the west. This system will bring some rain and snow to the area before dawn Tuesday morning. Skies clear Tuesday evening as this system pulls away to the east. High pressure is then in control for Wednesday into early Thursday with sunshine. Clouds once again begin to increase during the day Thursday as a warm from approaches from the west. Rain associated with this front should begin overnight Thursday into Friday morning. The associated low pressure system will then pass north of the area later Friday with the cold front sweeping through Friday evening. There remains uncertainty with this system and needs watching as a potential is there for a significant rain event. High pressure briefly builds in for early Saturday then long range models are hinting at another ocean system for Sunday which will require watching as well due to its track which would keep PEI on the cold side meaning snow..
Precipitation.. Flurries or periods of snow should begin later today ending before noon tomorrow. Amounts from just a trace up west to a few cms down east. Dry for later tomorrow through Monday evening. Light rain and or snow begins late Monday night ending Tuesday evening giving just light amounts. Dry for Wednesday through Thursday evening. Rain and or snow begins Thursday night ending Friday night. Could be sig rain Friday morning. Brief dry period Friday night into early Saturday then possible snow on Saturday night into Sunday.
Temperatures.. Cool down tonight, cool tomorrow, Normal for Monday and Tuesday, cool for Wednesday, normal for Thursday, Mild for Friday.
Wind.. Brisk northerly tonight, light westerlies tomorrow, light-brisk southerlies on Monday, light SW on Tuesday,
Watches/warnings.. None for PEI at this time.
Hazards… Local ponding of water on roads due daytime melting and freezing of this water during the night.
Tonight.. Overcast with flurries or light snow especially eastern regions, local blowing and drifting snow, Brisk north winds, lows -7 (wind chills -13)
tomorrow.. flurries ending in the morning then clearing, diminishing NW winds, highs 0
Monday… Sunny start clouding over with light snow by midnight, light-brisk south winds, highs 4
Tuesday.. Snow or rain showers, SW winds, highs +1
Wednesday.. Sunny, light-brisk NW winds, highs -1
Thursday.. Sunny start increasing clouds with snow by midnight, +1