Saturday April 15th 10:20am.. An area of high pressure has slipped to the SE of the Maritimes now and will continue to move away to the SE, meanwhile a warm front oriented NW-SE is located across Maine and will move NE today resulting in increasing clouds. There could also be a stray shower from this. Tomorrow a low pressure system form the Great Lakes will ripple NE along the warm front and is expected to track through central NB in the evening then across PEI during the overnight hours. This system will give more in the way of some organized rain to the island. The associated cold front will sweep across the island near dawn on Monday ushering in some cold air. Temps will respond by falling through the day on Monday with even some flurries or periods of snow in the NW winds off the cold Gulf waters. Tuesday remains cold but sunny as an area of high pressure crests over the island. Wednesday will see increasing clouds as another low pressure system from the Great Lakes approaches with rain developing before dawn on Thursday. The rain may initially begin as snow but should change over to rain before noon on Thursday. The system weakens and moves eastward along the Atlantic coast of NS this keeping the island on the cold side. High pressure briefly builds in for Friday giving some cold sunshine followed by yet another low pressure system from the Great Lakes for next weekend.
Precipitation.. Chance of a shower tonight. Organized rain begins near midnight tomorrow night ending near dawn on Monday. Flurries or light snow expected Monday afternoon once the cold NW winds kick in. Tuesday and Wednesday should be dry. Snow begins after midnight Wednesday night changing to rain before noon on Thursday then ending later Thursday afternoon. Friday should be dry then showers begin Saturday.
Temperatures..Normal today, above normal tomorrow. Cold on Monday and Tuesday. Normal on Wednesday then slightly below normal for Thursday and Friday.
Wind..Light-brisk WNW now shifting to southerly tonight which will continue through tomorrow. Winds then shift to the NW with the passage of the low and cold front before dawn on Monday morning. Northerlies then continue for the remainder of Monday into Tuesday dropping off to calm Tuesday night. Southerlies develop on Wednesday.
Hazards.. Short term None identified… Long term, could be some ice roads Monday night into Tuesday morning.
Watches/warnings.. None for PEI at this time.
Today.. Increasing clouds, light-brisk NW winds, highs 9
Tonight.. Cloudy with chance of a shower, light south winds, lows 4
Tomorrow.. Cloudy with rain developing towards midnight, light-brisk south winds, highs 14
Monday.. Cloudy with rain ending early, snow developing near noon, light-brisk north winds, temps steady near +1 then falling below zero overnight.
Tuesday.. Cloudy periods, light north winds, highs +1
Wednesday.. Sunny start, increasing clouds with snow towards midnight, highs 8
Thursday.. Snow changes to rain then ends, highs +3
Friday.. Sunny, +6
Saturday.. Showers, +5