Mild conditions expected today across PEI..

Thursday December 8th 6:40am..  An area of high pressure crossed the region yesterday and is now located over Newfoundland, meanwhile an upper air disturbance will track by to our NW later today and tomorrow giving some cloud and flurries/showers. A cold front  will sweep across the district late tomorrow ushering the first real wave of cold arctic air for the weekend. This cold air moving over the waters of the Gulf/Strait will result in streamers or snow squalls developing where these winds blow onshore particular eastern PEI, northeastern NS and Cape Breton with local accumulations. High pressure will eventually crest over the island late Sunday night. All eyes then shift to the Great Lakes early MOnday as low pressure approaches form the SW. There remains much uncertainty with respect to intensity and track of this system which is expected to track ENE on Monday. Right now the models have the system passing just by to the south of the Maritimes or over southern NS. This would keep the island on the cold side which would favor a colder snow event but as mentioned there remains much uncertainty at this point. High pressure then crosses the region Tuesday night into Wednesday morning.

Precipitation.. Flurries expected this morning which should change to rain showers this afternoon then back to flurries tomorrow. Flurries associated with the cold frontal passage late Friday. Flurries becoming more intense for eastern Kings on Saturday ending Sunday afternoon.  Snow event possible beginning Monday morning and ending on Tuesday.

Temperatures.. Slightly above normal today, slightly below normal tomorrow,  Cold for the weekend, bit of a warm up for early next week.

Wind.. Light  SW winds today becoming westerly tomorrow then NW for the weekend.

Hazards.. Flurries/showers today giving wet roads, flurries tomorrow,  heavy flurries down east on the weekend.

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

Forecast..

Today.. Cloudy with few flurries/rain showers, light SW winds, highs +2

Tonight.. Cloudy with chance of flurries. Light SW-W winds, lows -2

Tomorrow.. Cloudy with a few flurries, light west winds, highs -1

Saturday.. Cloudy with flurries, light NW winds, highs -7

Sunday. Morning flurries, then clearing, light NW winds dropping off to calm by evening, highs -5

Monday.. Possible snow

Tuesday.. Flurries

 

Quiet weather in store for PEI today.. Some light snow/showers tomorrow..

Wednesday December 7th, 6:40am.. A ridge of high pressure oriented NW-SE is currently located along the Maine-NB border and will drift eastward today crossing the island later this morning. A windshift to the SE will mark it’s passage. A weakening frontal system is expected to cross the region tonight into tomorrow with flurries or light snow. Temps may be just warm enough for some rain showers as well. A rather large area of low pressure will be tracking by to our NW over the next couple of days resulting in cloudy skies and flurries/showers as spikes of energy rotate around it. The attendant cold front will then sweep across the Island late Friday evening. This front will usher in the first wave of cold arctic air of the season. NW winds blowing over the open waters of the Gulf will result in streamers and snow squalls over Queens and Kings county over the weekend. High pressure slides by to the south of the Maritimes Sunday night followed by a low pressure system from the Great Lakes on Monday which will bring a mix of rain and snow. Left over flurries on Tuesday as this system pulls away then sunshine on Wednesday as high pressure crosses.

Precipitation.. Some light snow begins before dawn tomorrow and could change to rain but now expecting much in the way of accumulations. Flurries on Friday. Snow squalls or local heavy flurries begin on Saturday in to early Sunday. Now these could give local light  accumulations. Drying out for Sunday then rain/snow event on Monday. Flurries on Tuesday, dry for Wednesday.

Temperatures. Normal today, slightly above for tomorrow, then normal again on Friday. Cold for the weekend then a warm-up for Monday.

Wind.. Very light NW winds this morning shifting to Southerly later this afternoon. SW for tomorrow, westerly for Friday then NW for the weekend.

Hazards.. some light snow tomorrow. The local heavy snow flurries/squalls on the weekend for Kings/Queens.

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

Forecast..

Today.. Cloudy with a few sunny breaks, very light NW winds shifting to south, highs -1

Tonight.. Cloudy, light SW winds, lows -2

Tomorrow.. Flurries or showers, light SW wind, highs +2

Friday.. Flurries,light west winds, highs -1

Saturday.. Cloudy with flurries, light-brisk NW winds, highs -5

Sunday.. Cloudy with morning flurries, light NW winds, highs -5

Monday.. Snow/rain, +1

Tuesday.. Flurries, -1

Another quiet day weather wise expected tomorrow across PEI..

Tuesday, December 6th, 5:40pm. An area of high pressure centered in central Quebec late this afternoon is drifting eastward and will crest over the island tomorrow morning then move east. A weak frontal trough is then expected to move across the region later tomorrow accompanied by cloud and a few flurries. Another area of low pressure will then move NW of the Maritimes later Thursday into Friday. This should allow some miler air to spread across the island accompanied by a chance of showers or flurries. The low pressure area passes by to out north with the attendant cold front sweeping across the region Friday night. A taste of Arctic air then invades the Maritimes for the weekend as cold high pressure approaches then crests over the region on late Sunday night. The next weather system will then be approaching from the Great Lakes early on Monday with rain or snow.

Precipitation.. Any left over flurries should be ending overnight tonight. Some snow begins late tomorrow night which could change over to rain showers by Thursday morning. Snowfall amounts in the 5 cm range. Back to flurries on Friday. Streamers may develop in the NW winds as colder air surges across the island. These streamers could give snow squalls over central and eastern PEI with local accumulations on Saturday. Dry for Sunday then snow/rain develops on Monday morning.

Temperatures.. Near normal through Friday afternoon then colder air invades behind the cold front Friday evening resulting in a cold weekend. Milder air returns on Monday.

Wind.. Very light NW winds tonight into tomorrow morning shifting to SW tomorrow evening. These SW winds then continue into Thursday morning becoming westerly later Thursday then NW on Friday. NW winds then continue for Saturday dropping off to calm  Sunday night as the high pressure area crests over the island. Winds then become southerly as the Great Lakes system approaches.

Hazards.. None identified for tonight/tomorrow.  Light snow on Thursday then  Flurries/Snow squalls possible on Saturday.

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

Forecast..

Tonight.. Cloudy with slight chance of a flurrie, very light NW winds, lows -2

Tomorrow..Cloudy, very light NW winds becoming SW tomorrow evening, highs 0

Thursday.. Snow possibly mixing with rain, light SW winds becoming westerly, highs +2

Friday.. Cloudy with flurries, light NW winds, highs -1.

Saturday.. Flurries/snow squalls, light-brisk NW winds, highs -5

Sunday.. Flurries ending, NW winds dropping off, highs -6

Monday.. Snow/rain

 

Quiet weather expected across PEI next few days..

Monday December 5th 9:00am...An area of high pressure oriented NW-SE is currently centered in central Maine this morning and drifting eastward. This feature will cross the region later today. A weak trough of low pressure will then cross the area overnight tonight into early tomorrow morning with some clouds and flurries. High pressure then redevelops over the Maritimes on Tuesday and Wednesday. Some onshore clouds and flurries expected in the NW flow off the waters. I was talking about a possible system moving in for Thursday and Friday with snow or rain. It mow appears that this system will be much weaker and track further south with only some cloud and flurries expected. With this system tracking further south, it will allow the coldest air of the season to then flood in for the weekend especially through NB. So it now looks like a fairly quite week of weather ahead for PEI with seasonably cold temps.

Precipitation.. Flurries have been falling down east with dry conditions up west over the past day. The flurries should end temporarily as the wind shifts more to the W/NW but then redevelop again as the weak trough of low pressure crosses tonight. Slight chance of a flurries tomorrow. Actually lets just go with cloudy skies through the period and chance of flurries. Best chance will be down east. As colder air sets in for the weekend these flurries could get stronger and give some light local accumulations especially down east.

Temperatures..The normal high for this time of year is about 1.5 c. Temps are expected to run slightly below normal through the work week cooling down a bit for the weekend. Long range models are showing a return to normal or above normal for the beginning of next week.

Wind.. Light W-NW winds today and tomorrow becoming SW on Wednesday and Thursday then back to West for Friday then NW for the weekend.

Hazards.. Nothing really except possible flurries. Any damp or wet roads could become icy on rural roads less traveled.

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

Forecast..

Today.. Cloudy with chance of flurries (sunny up west) , light NW winds, highs -1

Tonight… Cloudy with chance of flurries, light NW winds, lows -3

Tomorrow.. Cloudy with chance of flurries, light NW winds, highs 0

Wednesday.. Cloudy, light SW winds, highs -1

Thursday.. Cloudy with chance of flurries, light SW winds, highs +1

Friday.. Cloudy with slight chance of flurries, light NW winds, highs -1

Saturday.. Cloudy with flurries at times mdt/hvy down east, light NW winds, highs -5

Sunday.. Cloudy, light and variable winds, highs -5

 

Onshore flurries expected next few days across PEI..

Sunday December 4th 9:40am.. Not much to talk about over the next few days. A large area of high pressure located on Ontario this morning is drifting eastward and should crest over the Maritimes on Wednesday. A light NW-N wind out ahead of the approaching “High” will continue to generate cloud build-ups giving flurries/snow pellets and at times squalls/streamers. This activity will be most pronounced across Queens and Kings counties where a few cms possible. As mentioned earlier,  the high pressure area should crest over the island on Wednesday then move east. Attention then shifts to the mid Atlantic coast on Thursday as the next low pressure system develops and moves NE. There is a hugh difference among the various models as to depth and track. So for now lets just wait and see..

Precipitation.. Flurries/squalls/streamers today through Tuesday. Most effected areas should be Queens and Kings counties where a few cms possible. Dry for Wednesday then rain/snow develops on Thursday morning.

Temperatures.. Day time highs will be a slightly below normal but overnight lows will be slightly above normal due cloud cover..A brief warm-up possible on Thursday with the next system which could be enough to give us some rain but this will depend on the eventual track of the developing system as to how mild it actually gets.

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

Forecast..

Today.. Cloudy with a few flurries, light NW-N winds, highs 0

Tonight.. Cloudy with a few flurries, light NW-N winds, lows -2

Tomorrow.. Cloudy with  a few flurries, light NW-N winds, highs -1

Tuesday.. Cloudy with a few flurries, light NW-N winds, highs 0

Wednesday.. Mix of sun and cloud, very light and variable winds,  highs 0

Thursday.. Rain/snow, SE-SW winds, 0

Friday.. Flurries, -1

Saturday. Cloudy, -1

Showers today, flurries tonight/tomorrow across PEI..

Saturday December 3rd 10:00am.. The area of low pressure located south of Newfoundland this morning will continue to drift away to the east, meanwhile a large area of high pressure in western Ontario will drift eastward and should crest over the region Wednesday evening. Cold air circulating down from the north between these 2 systems will pass over the relatively warm waters of the Gulf of St Lawrence resulting in clouds and flurries. Snow Squalls may also develop if the temps drop low enough. These flurries should persist at least into early Wednesday easing off once the high pressure crests over the region and the winds shift to the SE. Things then start to get interesting again as a low pressure system comes up the coast early Thursday morning. Still way too early for details as to the impact.. Stay tuned..

Precipitation.. Showers today will turn to flurries as the cooler air returns. Onshore flurries then persist through early Wednesday. Queens/Kings will have the best chance for these flurries. If the temps drop low enough then squalls may develop which could drop some heavier snows. Something to keep an eye on. Would most likely be in the overnight hours. Wednesday should be dry then snow/rain develops overnight Wednesday into Thursday morning as the next systems approaches from the southwest.

Temperatures... One more day of mild weather today then tempos cool down overnight tonight and stay slightly below normal through Wednesday. No bitterly cold weather expected yet at least not in the short term..🙂

Wind.. Light-brisk NW-N winds expected through early Wednesday morning becoming calm Wednesday afternoon then shifting to SE Wednesday evening.

Hazards... Wet roads today in showers may freeze over tonight as temps fall especially in the quieter rural roads which may not get salted. Local flurries over the next few days, especially eastern half of the island, may give varying roads conditions from bare/dry to snow covered.

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

Forecast..

Today… Cloudy with chance of showers, light NW-N winds, highs 4

Tonight.. Cloudy with chance of flurries, light North winds, lows 0

Tomorrow.. Cloudy with chance of flurries, light-brisk NW-N winds, highs +1

Monday.. Cloudy with chance of flurries, light-brisk NW-N winds, highs -1

Tuesday.. Cloudy with chance of flurries, light-brisk NW-N winds, highs -1

Wednesday.. Mix of sun and cloud, light NW winds dropping off to calm, highs 0

Thursday.. Rain/snow ????

Friday.. Snow..??

 

 

Mild conditions expected next couple days across PEI..

Friday December 2nd 8:30am..  Good morning. The 3rd in a series of low pressure system to effect the Maritimes over the past 5-6 days moved up the Bay of Fundy yesterday then across PEI near midnight last night and is now located off the northern tip of Cape Breton Island. This system will drift away to Newfoundland today. Snow from this system begin yesterday morning and stayed snow longer than I thought dropping 2-5 cms wet snow before finally changing over to rain mid afternoon. A tough of low pressure will extend back to the west across the region today maintaining cloud and chance of showers. Persistent NW-N winds over the next few days will also maintain cloud and a chance of showers/flurries over the next few days. A large area of high pressure will be approaching from the west and is expected to finally crest over the island on Wednesday. The next system to effect the Maritimes will be approaching from the west Wednesday night and is expected to spread a mix of rain/wet snow across the island late Wednesday night. Too early for any details as the track is still uncertain which will determine precip type.

Precipitation.. Few showers today and tomorrow changing to flurries Saturday night as the temps cool off. Flurries then expected Sunday through Tuesday. Dry day on Wednesday as the high pressure systems crests over the island. Snow or rain begins Wednesday night and continues into Thursday.

Temperatures.. Temps yesterday and overnight didn’t get quite as high as i thought as the low pressure system crossed overhead instead of passing to our west and north. Temps should run a couple degrees above normal  today and tomorrow. An extended period of slightly below normal  temps begins on Sunday which then continues through into next weekend at least.

Wind.. Brisk NW-N winds expected today through Tuesday dropping off to calm on Wednesday then shifting to SE Wednesday night into Thursday.

Hazards.. Wet roads due showers and snow melt today and tomorrow. Temps falling below zero on Saturday night which will cause things to become icy.

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

Forecast..

Today.. Cloudy with chance of showers, light-brisk NW-N winds, highs 5

Tonight.. Cloudy with chance of showers,  fog patches, light NW-N winds, lows 3

Tomorrow.. Cloudy with chance of showers, light-brisk NW-N winds, highs 5

Sunday.. Cloudy with flurries, light-brisk NW-N winds, highs 0

Monday.. Cloudy with flurries, light-brisk NW-N winds, highs -1

Tuesday.. Cloudy with flurries, light NW-N winds, highs -1

Wednesday.. Sunny start becoming cloudy  with snow late, very light winds becoming SE, highs 0

Thursday.. Flurries, 0