An extended period of unsettled weather begins tomorrow for PEI..

Sunday May 28th 7:30am.. Weak High pressure is currently located across the Maritimes this morning and will give some sunshine to the region. A cold front oriented E-W is currently laying across the northern Gulf of Saint Lawrence and is expected to drift southward pushing cloud and possibility a few showers across the island later this evening. The front is then expected to stall tonight then begin to move northward as a warm front tomorrow maintaining cloud and chance of showers across the island. Another frontal system (Occluded front) will approach from the west Monday night but will weakening so only really expecting cloud and just a chance of a shower with this feature.  Another upper air disturbance will move out of Quebec and across the island Tuesday night into early Wednesday morning with more cloud and showers. A low pressure system spinning in Ontario/Quebec will result in a series of weak weather system to rotate through the Maritimes maintaining cloudy periods and chance of showers right through the end of the week.

Precipitation.. Showers should begin late this evening. Unsettled weather with cloud and a chance of showers continues right through of next week. It wont be a complete right off but rather just nuisance showers with dry/sunny breaks thrown in.

Temperatures.. normal today, below normal tomorrow then at or slightly above normal beginning in Tuesday.

Wind..Generally Light easterly winds expected next couple days increasing to light-brisk southerlies on Tuesday then remaining light-brisk SW through Friday.

Thunderstorms.. Increasing risk of a few thundershowers through mid week.

Hazards.. Nothing stands out other than some wet driving conditions in any shower activity over the next few days.

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

Forecast..

Today. Clearing,  very light E-SE winds, highs 15.

Tonight.. Cloudy with chance of showers, very light east winds, lows 7

Tomorrow.. Cloudy with chance of showers, very light east winds, highs 13

Tuesday.. Cloudy with chance of showers, light-brisk south winds, highs 18

Wednesday..Cloudy with chance of showers, light SW winds, highs muggy 20

Thursday…Cloudy with chance of showers, light SW winds, highs muggy 21

Friday..Cloudy with chance of showers, light-brisk west winds, highs 15

Weekend…Cloudy with chance of showers, brisk south winds, highs 16

Slow clearing expected today across PEI..

Saturday May 27th 8:50am.. A low pressure system tracked across southern NS yesterday and is now located well south of Newfoundland. This system brought generally 20-35 mms rain with the higher amounts across Queens and Prince counties. This system continues to pull away to the east but clearing will be slow. A ridge of high pressure then builds in from the west tonight cresting over the island tomorrow before noon. Should get some sunshine and light winds with this feature. A cold front is then expected to drop down from the north tomorrow evening bringing some cloud and chance of showers. This front will then stall over NS then begin to move northward again as a warm front later Monday with more cloud and chance of showers. Unsettled weather  is expected to continue through Thursday as a series of disturbances rotate around a main low pressure system on northern Quebec. Friday is looking dry followed by more unsettled weather into next weekend.

Precipitation.. Could be some lingering showers or drizzle this morning but the trend will be for improvement. Few showers possible again later tomorrow which could basically then extend off and on right through Thursday.

Temperatures.. At or below normal today through Tuesday. Slightly above normal Wednesday through Saturday.

Wind.. Diminishing NE winds this morning dropping off to calm tonight then light SE winds tomorrow. Winds shift back to the NE for Monday.

Thunderstorms.. nothing expected at this time.

Hazards.. Wet driving conditions this morning.. Higher than normal water levels during the high tide cycle over the next few days as the highest tides of the year are currently occurring.

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

Forecast..

Today. Cloudy with drizzle and mist followed by slow clearing this afternoon, diminishing NE winds, highs 12

Tonight.. Clear with fog patches developing, calm winds,  lows 3

Tomorrow.. Sunny start becoming cloudy with chance of showers later in the day, light SE winds, highs 16

Monday.. Cloudy with chance of showers, light NE winds, highs 13

Tuesday.. Unsettled. Cloud and chance of showers, light south winds, highs 16

Wednesday.. Unsettled.. Cloud and chance of showers, brisk south winds,  warm and muggy, highs 21

Thursday..Unsettled.. Cloud and chance of showers, light-brisk SW winds, highs 20

Friday.. Sunny, 21

Weekend.. Unsettled. Cloud and showers, 21/15

Rain at times heavy expected across PEI today.

Friday May 26th, 8:50am.… A low pressure system located near Cape Cod this morning is expected to track ENE passing over southwestern NS this evening then continue eastward tracking south of Newfoundland tomorrow. Rain from this system has already spread across NS and should be into PEI over the next couple hours. Conditions should improve tomorrow afternoon as the system pulls away to the east.  A ridge of high pressure crosses the Maritimes on Sunday with its associated sunshine but a frontal system is expected to set up over the region later Sunday so some cloud and showers are possible later in the day. Right now it looks like Saturday afternoon through Sunday Afternoon should be the best part of the weekend. Looks like a prolonged period of unsettled weather expected for the Maritimes beginning on Monday as a large area of low pressure slowly tracks across Hudson’s Bay. A series of impulses or energy will rotate around this system over the next few days resulting in cloud and showers across the region through late Thursday.

Precipitation.. Rain at times heavy should spread across PEI this morning tapering to showers this evening then ending near noon tomorrow. Rainfall amounts expected in the 20 mm range.  Showers are possible later Sunday afternoon then unsettled weather expected right through Thursday of next week.

Temperatures.. Should be below normal today through Monday then warming up to above normal beginning on Tuesday.

Wind..Brisk NE winds expected today through tomorrow morning dropping off to calm tomorrow night then shifting to southerlies on Sunday. Light and variable winds expected next week as a series of systems track through.

Hazards.. Wet driving conditions today into tomorrow morning.  The highest tides of the month are expected this weekend and combined with the NE winds may lead to higher than normal water levels.

Watches/warnings.. None for PEI at this time but EC has issued high water advisories for the east coast of NB on the Gulf/Strait side.

Forecast..

Today.. Rain at time heavy, brisk NE winds, highs 10

Tonight.. Showers, light-brisk NE winds, lows 5

Tomorrow.. Showers early then clearing, light NE winds, highs 13

Sunday.. Sunny start becoming cloudy with possible showers later in the day, light SE winds, highs 17

Monday.. Cloudy  with chance of showers. Light east winds, highs 13

Tuesday.. Cloudy  with chance of showers. Light-brisk South winds, highs 18

Wednesday.. Cloudy  with chance of showers. Light /variable winds, highs 19

Thursday.. Cloudy  with chance of showers.Light west winds, highs 20

Rain spreads across PEI on Friday.

Thursday May 25th, 6:30am..A north-south oriented ridge of high pressure stretches from NB northward through Labrador this morning and is drifting eastward. A moist cool north wind ahead of this feature has pushed a fog bank off the Gulf down across the island. This fog and mist will dissipate or move back off shore later this morning. Clouds have already moved in above the fog in advance of the next weather system approaching from the Great Lakes.  This system is expected to track eastward coming off the coast near Cape Cod tomorrow morning then just south of NS Friday night/early Saturday morning. Clearing takes place on Saturday as a ridge of high pressure crosses the island. Long range models are now in conflict as some models are hinting at a warm front across the Maritimes on Sunday with cloud and showers while other are keeping this feature further to the north. Monday and Tuesday look cloudy and wet as a number of weather disturbances track eastward across the Maritimes.

Precipitation.. Could be some patchy drizzle this morning but the trend will be towards drying. Rain at times heavy should begin about 9:00am tomorrow tapering to showers by evening giving 20-25 mm province wide. Showers should end by noon on Saturday followed by some clearing. Few showers possible on Monday through Thursday.

Temperatures..Normal today, cool tomorrow and Saturday. Normal again on Sunday. A little below normal on Monday and Tuesday.

Wind.. Very light NE winds now will shift to the SE later today once the ridge goes through then shift back to the NE tomorrow evening as the low pressure system approaches southern NS. Brisk NE winds expected  both Friday and Saturday shifting back to light southerlies on Sunday.

Hazards.. Reduced visibility in Fog this morning. Wet driving conditions beginning tomorrow morning.

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

Forecast..

Today.. Cloudy, fog lifting before noon, light NE winds, highs 16

Tonight..Cloudy, light SE winds, lows 8

Tomorrow.. Rain, at times heavy beginning mid morning tapering to showers in the evening, light-brisk ENE winds, highs 9

Saturday..Showers ending early then clearing, light-brisk NE winds, highs 13

Sunday..Mix of sun and cloud, light-brisk south winds, highs 17

Monday.. Showers, 15

Tuesday.. Showers,13

Wednesday.. Showers, 22

Sunshine expected next couple days across PEI..

Wednesday May 24th 7:15am.. A weak area of low pressure is located over the northern half of the Maritimes this morning and will drift off to the east today, meanwhile a ridge of high pressure oriented north-south stretched through Maine. This feature will also drift east ward today cresting over the island tomorrow. All interests then shift to the US mid Atlantic coast as a low pressure system approaches from the Great Lakes on Friday. This system will spawn coastal low development neat NYC Thursday night. This new then becomes the primary storm system which then moves ENE passing just south of NS Friday night/early Saturday morning, The low then moves east passing south of Newfoundland Saturday night.. Wind and significant rain will accompany this system. High pressure builds in for Saturday night through Sunday with clearing skies.  Another area of low pressure approaches from the Great Lakes on Monday/Tuesday.

Precipitation.. Dry for today and tomorrow. Rain should begin around noon on Friday tapering to showers after midnight giving amounts in the 25-35 mm range across PEI. Showers should end Saturday afternoon. Dry for Saturday evening in to Sunday followed by more showers for Monday and Tuesday.

Temperatures..Normal today and Tomorrow. Cool on Friday and Saturday, normal again on Sunday followed by another cool day on Monday.

Wind... Very light westerlies now will become light NE this afternoon which will continue into tomorrow. NE winds increase to become brisk for Friday and Saturday dropping off to calm Saturday night then shifting to southerlies on Sunday.

Hazards.. The highest tides of the month will occur this weekend and combined with the NE winds may result in higher than normal water levels  especially along the north shore.

Watches/warnings... Nil for PEI at this time.

Forecast..

Today.. High cloudiness, light NE winds, highs 17

Tonight. Cloudy with drizzle and fog, light NE winds, lows 5

Tomorrow.. Mix of sun and cloud, light NE winds, highs 17

Friday… Rain at times heavy, brisk NE winds,  highs 8

Saturday.. Showers ending before noon, then clearing, light-brisk NE winds, highs 12

Sunday..Sunny, light-brisk SW winds, highs 17

Monday.. Showers, 12

Tuesday.. Showers, 17

Warm today, return to showers tomorrow across PEI.

Monday May 22nd 9:50am.. NW winds have finally diminished across PEI as a north-south ridge of high pressure approaches. This feature should crest over PEI later this afternoon. Clouds have already spread across the island in advance of a weak frontal system associated with a low pressure system in the Great Lakes. This occluded front will cross the island tomorrow afternoon with some showers. Weak high pressure will then build back in later Wednesday and hold through Thursday with some sunshine. Things are beginning to get interesting  on Friday and Saturday as an area of low pressure moves across the Maritimes. This feature has the potential to dump significant amounts of rain but details on where and how much still unclear.

Precipitation.. Few showers should begin towards dawn tomorrow morning ending by noon on Wednesday. Dry for later Wednesday and Thursday then heavy rain on Friday and Showers for Saturday.

Temperatures...Above normal today, cool tomorrow then above normal again for the Wednesday-Friday time frame.

Wind..Light NW winds today shifting to Southerly this evening. Winds then increasing to brisk southwesterly tomorrow then NE on Wednesday.

Hazards.. Wet driving conditions tomorrow.

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

Forecast..

Today.. Cloudy, light NW winds, highs 19

Tonight.. Cloudy with showers towards dawn, light south winds, lows 8

Tomorrow… Cloudy with showers, light-brisk SW winds, highs 12

Wednesday,, Morning showers then clearing, light east winds, highs 19

Thursday.. Cloudy, 22

Friday… Rain at times heavy, 17

Saturday.. Showers, 11

Sunday.. Showers, 16

 

Cool NW-N winds continue today across PEI..

Sunday May 21st 9:30am.. A strong low pressure system eat of Newfoundland and a ridge of high pressure through Quebec are combining to give the brisk northerly flow across PEI. This wind off the cold waters of the Gulf are making things chilly across PEI. The ridge of high pressure will drift eastward and is expected to crest over PEI later tomorrow. Sunshine and brisk northerly winds today ahead of the ridge. Increasing clouds during the day tomorrow but the winds are also expected to diminish. The next weather system will be approaching tomorrow night and should spread some showers across the region by Tuesday morning. This system moves away to the east on Wednesday allowing for some sunshine later in the day. The long range forecast into the later half of next week continues to be unsettled as a rather large area of low pressure slowly moves out of the Great Lakes.

Precipitation.. Dry for today and tomorrow. Showers should begin before noon on Tuesday ending near midnight. Wednesday is looking dry then more showers on Thursday and stretching through Saturday Morning.

Temperatures.. Bit of a roller coaster.. Cool today, warm tomorrow, Cool again on Tuesday, warm on Wednesday, then cool again Thursday through Saturday.

Wind, Brisk north winds today diminishing to this evening. Light NW winds tomorrow dropping off to calm tomorrow evening/overnight. Winds then becoming southerly by Tuesday morning increasing to light-brisk through the day on Tuesday. Light easterlies on Wednesday.

Thunderstorms.. Nil

Hazards.. Strong surf along the north shore.

Watches/warnings..Nil

Forecast..

Today.. Few clouds, brisk north winds, highs 11

Tonight..Clear, light NW winds, lows 6

Tomorrow.. Sunny increasing clouds later in the day, light NW winds, highs 17

Tuesday.. Showers, light-brisk south winds, highs 12

Wednesday.. Sunny, light east winds, highs 21

Thursday.. Showers, light-brisk east winds, highs 13

Friday.. Rain, NE winds, highs 11

Saturday.. Showers, 7