Sunday April 19th 9:20am.. Good morning.. Folks, I have not been able to update this blog regularly over the past few days. Was in Cuba for a weeks vacation then caught the flu on my return which knocked me on my rear end for a few days. So glad that I am on the mend, haven’t felt that miserable in a very longtime.. All right, enough about my problems, lets talk weather…
A low pressure system tracked across southern NS during the overnight hours and is now located east of Sable Island. As for as I can tell, only cloud was reported across the island from this system. An area of high pressure is now approaching from the west and should crest over the island this evening then move off to the east tomorrow. Things then start to get interesting.. A large cut-off area of low pressure slowly approaches from the Great Lakes Monday afternoon with secondary low pressure development near Cape Cod tomorrow night. This first wave of energy will pass through the Maritimes by Wednesday morning with significant amounts of rain possible. A second band of rain is expected on Thursday as more energy fro the cut-off low over Quebec rotates through. The long term into late next week continues unsettled as the cut-off low pressure system lingers over Quebec.
Precipitation.. Rain should begin near noon on Tuesday ending after midnight with amounts. Right now, rainfall amounts could be significant in the 15-25 mm range. Wednesday looks cloudy with a few showers then a second of rain spreads across the island beginning Thursday Noonish ending near midnight. Again models are hinting at 10-20 mms. The remainder of the week looks unsettled with cloud and showers.
Temperatures... Cool today, closer to normal tomorrow then basically at or above normal through the remainder of the week.
Wind.. Light northerlies today dropping off to calm this evening then light southerlies tomorrow. Light SE on Tuesday, brisk SE on Wednesday.
Watches/warnings.. None for PEI at this time.
Hazards... Significant rains are possible both on Tuesday and Thursday which combined with snow melt could lead to local flooding.
Today.. Sunny with cloudy periods, light north winds, cool with highs near +2
Tonight.. Clear, calm winds initially becoming very light ESE, lows -7
Monday.. Sunny, light SE winds, highs 7
Tuesday.. Rain developing near noon, light-brisk SE winds, highs 7
Wednesday. Cloudy with a few showers, windy SE winds, highs 6
Thursday.. Rain, 7
Friday-Sunday.. Cloudy with showers, 12