Active weather day expected across PEI today..

Tuesday July 4th 10:00am..  Good morning.. Been away on vacation past week or so but hopefully will be able to bet back to a regular schedule.. Summer has finally made an appearance here on PEI past few days as a large area of high pressure crossed the region.. A slow moving cold front oriented NE-SW will begin to approach western NB today bringing another round of thunderstorms to that region. Actually this thunderstorm activity will shift eastward into the remainder of the Maritimes today and tonight. The front is expected to stall over NS tomorrow bringing another risk of storms for tomorrow. A low pressure system which has developed along the coast of South Carolina is expected to track NE passing SE of NS on Thursday. This system combined with an upper air disturbance is expected to bring some rain across the region. The upper air disturbance will be slow to move away so expect a chance of showers right through into the weekend.

Precipitation.. Generally dry but bands or areas of showers at times heavy are expected to develop later this afternoon which could give some significant rainfall over a short period time. This activity is expected today tonight and again tomorrow. Bit more organized rain on Thursday as the system passes SE of NS. Unsettled weather with possible showers continues Friday and into the weekend.

Temperatures.. Warm and humid today and tomorrow then a cool down back to more normal values beginning on Thursday.

Wind.. Light-brisk SW today, tonight and tomorrow shifting to the NW before noon on Thursday then westerly on Friday.

Thunderstorms.. Conditions will be favorable for the development of thunderstorms today tonight and tomorrow. Some of these could be strong/severe with the biggest threat being strong wind gusts and heavy rainfall due training storms.

Watches/warnings.. None for PEI right now but folks all across the Maritimes should be aware of possible thunderstorm watches and warnings later today.

Hazards.. Heavy localized rainfall could lead to some local field/street flooding. If driving be aware of hydroplaning.

Forecast..

Today.. Sunny… but local cloudy periods with heavy showers/thundershowers, light-brisk SW winds except possible strong wind gusts in t-showers. Highs 27

Tonight.. Cloudy with showers and thundershowers diminidhing, light SW winds, lows 19

Tomorrow.. Cloudy periods with showers/thundershowers, light-brisk SW winds, highs 27

Thursday..Showers, SW winds shifting to NW near noon,  cooler with highs 24

Friday.. Cloudy periods with chance of showers, light west winds, highs 22

Weekend.. Cloudy periods and chance of showers, highs 22

More cloud and showers expected today and tomorrow across PEI..

Tuesday July 28th 7:25am...  Unsettled weather continues across the Island for a couple more days  as a frontal trough slowly crosses the Maritimes. Showers and thundershowers are occurring now across much of NB and this activity will spread across PEI later this morning.  Cloud and showers will continue tomorrow as an upper air disturbances drops SE and is expected to cross PEI late afternoon. Some clearing is expected behind this system on Thursday as a  weak ridge of high pressure builds in but won’t last long as yet another cold frontal boundary is expected to sweep across the island early Friday morning with showers and possible thundershowers. The long range into the weekend continues to look unsettled as a series of systems expected to swing across the Maritimes giving cloudy periods with showers and risk of thundershowers especially on Sunday and Monday.

Precipitation.. Showers should spread across the island this afternoon and continue tonight and tomorrow. There is a risk of some heavy downpours giving locally 10-20 mms rain. Dry for later Wednesday into Thursday then another rain of showers possibly heavy beginning Friday morning and continue into Friday evening. Saturday looks to be the driest of the weekend but still can’t rule out an afternoon shower. More showers for Sunday and Monday.

Temperatures... Continue to be slightly below normal today and tomorrow but then warming trend back to normal or slightly above  beginning on Thursday.

Wind.. Light-brisk SW winds today and tonight shifting to NW before noon tomorrow with the passage of the cold front. Light NW/N winds expected tomorrow afternoon through Thursday morning dropping off to calm by Thursday evening then shifting back to southerly for Friday morning. Light-brisk southerlies during the day Friday shifting to westerlies with the passage of the cold front Friday afternoon.

Thunderstorms.. Possible today  with a risk of strong/severe storms developing through NB. Some of these may drift across the Strait towards western PEI. Main threat is prolonged heavy downpours, small hail and gusty winds. Thunderstorms possible again tomorrow then again on Friday morning.

Watches/warnings.. None for PEI at this time but will need to watch thunderstorm development in NB today.

Forecast..

Today.. Cloudy with showers and possible thundershowers, light-brisk SW winds, highs 22

Tonight.. Showers, light-brisk SW winds, lows 16

Tomorrow.. Cloudy with showers and risk of thundershowers, light-brisk SW winds shifting to NW near noon, highs 22

Thursday.. Sunny, light NW/N winds dropping off to calm by evening, highs 23

Friday.. Cloudy with showers/t-showers clearing towards evening. light west winds, highs 25

Saturday.. Mix of sun and cloud, chance of showers,highs 25

Sunday/Monday.. Cloud and showers

“Ain’t no sunshine when she’s gone”.

Monday July 27th 9:25am..  Ain’t no sunshine for PEI.. Unsettled weather conditions for the next few days. First an upper level low pressure system located near Hudson’s Bay this morning will be dropping to the SE and  is expected to cross the Maritimes on Wednesday. At the same time , a frontal system will be sweeping across the Maritimes and it is also expected to cross the island Wednesday afternoon. High pressure briefly builds in for Thursday with some sunshine but another cold front will bring cloud/showers/thundershowers to the island Thursday night into Friday morning. This system pulls away later Friday with some clearing skies but won’t last long as yet another disturbance moves in for later Saturday with yet another rough of showers and thundershowers which will carry over into Sunday.

Precipitation... First round of showers pushes east this morning. 2nd round of showers begin overnight tonight and continue through tomorrow and Wednesday… Could be some heavy downpours tomorrow.  Dry for Thursday then more showers for Thursday night into Friday.  Dry for late Friday into Saturday then more showers Saturday night into Sunday.

Temperatures.. slightly below normal to start but warming trend through the week. Conditions will also be quite muggy through the period.

Wind... Light-brisk south winds today becoming SW tomorrow then shifting to the NW Wednesday afternoon with the passage of the cold front. Light NW winds on Thursday becoming southerly for Friday.

Thunderstorms.. OK.. This is the fun stuff.. Conditions will be favorable for the development of strong/severe thunderstorms especially for central and western NB beginning tomorrow. Some of these storms may drift across the strait into western PEI. Biggest threat will be some small hail and gusty winds.

Watches/warnings.. None for PEI at this time but will need to watch the progress of thunderstorms across NB tomorrow.

Forecast…

Today.. Showers ending this morning but remaining cloudy with chance of a sunny break, light-brisk south winds,  highs 21

Tonight.. Cloudy with showers redeveloping, chance of t-showers, light south winds, lows 17

Tomorrow.. Cloudy with showers and thundershowers,  light-brisk SW winds, highs 23

Wednesday.. Cloudy with showers chance of t-showers, winds shifting to NW in the afternoon, highs 21

Thursday.. Sunny, light NW winds, highs 23

Friday.. Showers/thundershowers, light south winds, highs 26

Saturday.. clearing

Sunday.. Showers

Unsettled weather continues for PEI…

Sunday July 26th 9:15am.. A ridge of high pressure crossed the Maritimes overnight and is now oriented NE-SW stretching from Newfoundland through NS. A warm front will approach from the SW tonight is is expected to cross the region tomorrow with cloud showers and thundershowers. An upper level low pressure system is then expected to begin to drop down from the NW on Tuesday and Wednesday maintaining  cloudy unsettled weather across the Maritimes. Weak high pressure builds in for Thursday then another cold front should sweep across the region on Friday with cloud showers and thundershowers. So the cloudy unsettled pattern continues but the temps should return closer to normal beginning on Tuesday.

Precipitation... Can’t rule out an odd shower today. Showers more frequent tomorrow. Light-brisk southerlies continue through Wednesday shifting briefly to northerly Wednesday afternoon when a low pressure system crosses the region then back to south for Thursday into early Friday. Winds then shift to the NW later Friday with the passage of that cold front.

Temperatures… Still below normal but are beginning to return to normal. The heat returns for later in the week.

Wind.. Light-brisk southerlies today through Wednesday shifting briefly to northerly later Wednesday as a low pressure system slips by then back to the south for Thursday. Winds then shift to the NW on Friday with the passage of a cold front.

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

Forecast...

Today.. Cloudy with chance of a shower, light south winds, highs 20

Tonight.. Cloudy with chance of a shower, brisk South winds, lows 15

Tomorrow.. Cloudy with showers, light-brisk south winds, highs 21

Tuesday.. Cloudy with showers,  light-brisk south winds, highs 24

Wednesday.. Cloudy with showers, winds shifting to the north, highs 24

Thursday.. Sunshine returns, south winds, highs 25

Friday.. Sunny becoming cloudy with showers, winds shifting to the NW, highs 26

Saturday… Sunny

Unsettled weather contineus across PEI..

Friday July 24th 8:15am... It has been quite a stretch of cool cloudy unsettled weather across the Island as a trough of low pressure remains stalled over the region. Actually a cold pool of air in the upper atmosphere  continues to make things unstable with showers and thundershowers possible over the next couple days as the trough of low pressure lingers. This whole mess is finally expected to shift east of the region on Sunday allowing high pressure to briefly build in with some sunshine. Another frontal system is then expected to move across the Maritimes later Sunday with more cloud and showers but at least the temperatures will be closer to normal. Cloud and showers continue into Tuesday and Wednesday as the cold front stalls and weakens over the region. High pressure begins to push into the Maritimes for later Wednesday and into Thursday with some long awaited sunshine.

Precipitation.. Cloud and isolated showers continue to plague the region as the upper disturbance crosses the region then followed by a frontal system for the beginning of next week. Don’t really see any chance of sustained sunshine til Wednesday and Thursday. More showers for Friday.

Temperatures.. Expected to remain below normal through until Monday.

Wind.. Light-brisk NE winds today and tomorrow shifting to late tomorrow night. Light-brisk  south winds then continue Monday and Tuesday shifting to the W/NW Wednesday morning.

Thunderstorms.. Can’t rule out isolated thundershowers today,  tomorrow and Sunday. Could be some small hail associated as well as gusty winds.  Another risk of thundershowers later Tuesday with the passage of a cold front.

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

Forecast..

Today.. Cloudy with isolated showers, light NE winds, highs 20

Tonight.. Cloudy with isolated showers, brisk NE winds, lows 14

Tomorrow.. Cloudy with isolated showers, very light NE winds, highs 19

Sunday.. Cloudy with isolated showers, light-brisk south winds, highs 21

Monday… Cloudy with isolated showers, brisk south winds, highs 20

Tuesday.. Cloudy with showers possibly heavy. Brisk SW winds, highs 26

Wednesday.. Sunny, brisk W/NW winds,  highs 24

Thursday.. Sunny, light SW winds, highs 27

Warm and muggy conditions expected tomorrow across PEI..

Monday July 20th 5:45pm..  A wet weather pattern continued across the region today as a frontal system crossed the Maritimes. I was expecting strong to severe thunderstorms today but that activity was suppressed to the south and actually impacted southern NS early this morning. Power was knocked off to many areas. These same storms tracked across Maine during the overnight hours causing damage from wind and hail. A quasi-stationary frontal system oriented east-west remains stalled over the Maritimes and will continue to give cloud and showers to PEI. The hot humid air that I was expecting is being suppressed to the south of the frontal system over Maine but may edge into the island during the day tomorrow. A strong cold front is expected to sweep across the region overnight Tuesday into Wednesday morning with showers and possible thundershowers. This front is then expected to stall out over the region through Friday with a continuation of the cloudy and cool with a chance of showers. The long range is showing some sunshine for the weekend but remaining cool.

Precipitation.. Showers and drizzle tonight into tomorrow morning but beginning to dry out later tomorrow. Showers return Overnight Tuesday into Wednesday morning as the front approaches and crosses. Showers continue for the remainder of the work week as the front lingers over the Maritimes.

Temperatures.. Warm and muggy tomorrow. At or below normal then expected for the remainder of the week.

Wind.. Light easterlies this evening shifting to the west after midnight then shifting and increasing to brisk SE later tomorrow. Winds then shifting back to the west after the frontal passage Wednesday morning. Brisk west winds continue for Thursday and Friday.

Thunderstorms.. Could be a few pop-up afternoon showers tomorrow especially for NB. Next real chance appears to be with the cold frontal passage Tuesday night into Wednesday morning.

Forecast..

Tonight.. Cloudy with a few showers or drizzle ending after midnight Partial clearing. light east winds shifting to west, lows 12

Tomorrow. Mix of sun and cloud light west winds  shifting and increasing to brisk SE later in the afternoon, warm and muggy with highs 25

Tomorrow night.. becoming cloudy with showers developing, possible t-showers. Brisk SW winds, lows 17

Wednesday.. Cloudy with showers and t-showers,  brisk SE winds shifting to westerly, highs 21

Thursday.. Cloud and showers, Light-brisk west winds, highs 24

Friday.. Cloud and showers, light-brisk west winds, highs 20

Saturday.. Cloudy, 17

Sunday.. cloud and showers, 21

Cool today but warm wet amd muggy conditions expected tomorrow across PEI..

Sunday July 19th 11:00am..  Finally some much needed rain for PEI.. A warm front moved northward across the Maritime overnight and is now draped east-west north of PEI. A weak area of low pressure located in northern Maine will ripple eastward along this frontal boundary. The associated cold front will then sweep across the region late overnight into tomorrow morning giving heavy down pours and isolated thundershowers. A brief break in the activity later tomorrow into early Tuesday as a ridge of high pressure builds in but another cold front will be approaching from the west Tuesday evening with more showers and thundershowers Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. The long range beyond Wednesday continues to look unsettled as low pressure lingers over the region.

Precipitation.. I recorded 8.0 mms rain by 9:30am here in the New Haven area. Showers expected off and on all day becoming more frequent tonight. Heavy downpours giving localized heavy amounts possible overnight into tomorrow morning. Another round of showers begins late Tuesday night and continues into Wednesday morning. More showers for the remainder of the period as low pressure lingers.

Temperatures. Staying a bit cool today. Tomorrow Tuesday and Wednesday will be warm and muggy. Below normal temps then invade the region beginning on Thursday.

Wind.. Generally light but will be shifting frequently due to the various frontal systems that will be crossing the region over the next couple days. Light -brisk westerly winds develop later Wednesday after the passage of the 2ns cold front which continue into Thursday. Light-brisk northerlies expected for Friday and Saturday.

Thunderstorms.. Slight chance tonight but best chance will be tomorrow between 6am and 6:00pm. These could be strong with heavy downpours and gusty winds. Another round of possible thundershowers on Wednesday.

Watches/warnings.. None for PEI at this time but possible thunderstorms watches/warnings may be required for early tomorrow morning.

Hazards.. Possible localized heavy rain may may the drive into work tomorrow morning tricky due to ponding of water on roads. Hydroplaning!! Could be some local field flooding as well beginning overnight tonight in to tomorrow.

Forecast..

Today.. Generally overcast with showers, light-brisk SE winds, temos steady near 17.

Tonight.. Showers becoming more frequent towards dawn with possible thundershowers and heavy downpours. Light SE winds, lows 14

Tomorrow…  Showers, local heavy downpours, thundershowers ending late afternoon, light SE winds shifting to the W/NW near suppertime, Warm and muggy with highs near 25 (feel like temps near 35).

Tuesday.. Cloudy with sunny periods becoming cloudy late in the day,  light north winds, highs 26 (muggy)

Wednesday.. Cloudy with showers and possible thundershowers, light-brisk SE winds, highs 24 (muggy with feel like temps 33)

Thursday-Saturday.. unsettled and cool….