Monday March 2nd 6:15am.. A low pressure system in the Gulf of Maine this morning will intensify as it tracks NE passing along the east coast of NS today then into Newfoundland tonight. The snow will taper to flurries late this afternoon as the passes by but increasing northerly winds will give some local blowing and drifting snow along with falling temperatures. A narrow ridge of high pressure will briefly cross the region tomorrow giving sunshine and cold temperatures then another low pressure system will begin to approach from the west tomorrow night passing NW of the Maritimes on Wednesday. This track will put the island on the warm side resulting in a snow changing to rain event but latest models are only suggesting light amounts of precipitation. Cold arctic air is set to return behind this system on Thursday and continue into Friday. Low pressure approaches for later Saturday into Sunday with periods of snow.
Precipitation.. Snow should taper to flurries later this afternoon ending overnight. The models have lowed overall snowfall amounts to the 5-10 cms range with the higher amounts down east. Dry for tomorrow then snow begins again overnight Tuesday changing to rain by Wednesday morning. As mentioned earlier, not expecting much precip from this system. Some models are indicating that a system will be stalled off the coast for Thursday and Friday giving some cloud and flurries both days but amounts will only be light of this happens. Snow develops late Saturday as the next system approaches from the west.
Temperatures.. Mild today, cold tomorrow, mild for Wednesday and early Thursday, turning colder Thursday afternoon, cold for Friday, slow warm-up on Saturday.
Wind.. Light southerly this morning, turning Northwesterly near noon today then increasing to brisk NW this evening and overnight diminishing to light NW tomorrow afternoon. Light-brisk southerlies develop on Wednesday.
Watches/warnings.. None for PEI at this time.
Hazards.. Brisk NW winds this evening, overnight into tomorrow morning will give reduced visibilities in blowing and drifting snow.
Today.. Snow tapering to flurries later this afternoon, light south winds shifting to Northerly near noon, temps rising to -1 by noon then falling with the wind shift to -5 by suppertime.
Tonight.. Cloudy start with a few flurries clearing after midnight, brisk NW winds giving local blowing and drifting snow, temps falling to -17 by dawn tomorrow.
Tomorrow.. Sunny becoming cloudy in the evening, brisk NW winds giving drifting snow diminishing to light westerly in the afternoon, highs -13
Wednesday.. Snow early changing to rain near dawn then ending, brisk south winds, highs +2
Thursday.. Cloudy chance of flurries, light SW winds shifting to NW near noon, highs +1 in the morning falling in the afternoon,
Friday..mix of sun and cloud, -13
Saturday.. Sunny start becoming cloudy with snow late