Some sunshine expected today across PEI..

Wednesday Sept 28th 10:00am…High pressure located to the NW of the region and low pressure south of NS will maintain a NE flow of cool dampish weather across the island today and tomorrow. The high will eventually crest over the island Friday then begin to drift to the NE. Low pressure will be held at bay to the south but it will also begin to work itself into the region over the weekend as the high lifts out. The low will also be slow to vacate the area and expected cloud and showers through Monday. High pressure returns on Tuesday.

Precipitation.. There could be an odd shower in the NE winds off the water today and tomorrow but not expecting much.Rain develops Sunday afternoon and continues into Monday. Could be some left over showers in the cool north flow on Tuesday but the trend will be for dryer.

Temperatures.. Near normal today and tomorrow, slight above normal for Friday Saturday and Sunday. Below normal on Monday and Tuesday.

Wind.. Light-brisk NE winds today and tomorrow becoming very light northerly on Friday shifting to very light westerly on Saturday then SW on Sunday.

Hazards.. None identified..

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

Forecast..

Today.. Mix of sun and cloud, light-brisk NE winds, highs 15

Tonight.. Mainly clear, very light NE winds, lows 12

Tomorrow.. Mix of sun and cloud, light N/NE winds, highs 15

Friday..Sunny, very light north winds, highs 17

Saturday.. Mix of sun and cloud,  light west winds, highs 19

Sunday.. Showers developing, light south winds, highs 17

Monday. Rain, 13

Tuesday.. Showers ending then clearing, 10

Wednesday.. Sunny, 14

Improving today but more showers expected again tomorrow across PEI..

Monday Sept 26th 8:00am... An area of high pressure extending from northern Quebec through to Cape Hattaras is drifting eastward and will crest over the island later this evening and overnight. Light-brisk N/NW winds are still giving unsettled conditions and showers especially down east but should end through the day. Conditions are still ripe for the development of waterspouts over the still warm waters of the Gulf/Strait. An approaching frontal system from the west will spread clouds across the Maritimes after midnight tonight with rain developing by early afternoon tomorrow then stall or get hung up along the Atlantic coast enhancing rainfall especially for NS. The system finally move east late Wednesday allowing high pressure to approach from the NW.  The long range models continue to be unclear as low pressure will be approaching from the SW and high pressure to the NW. The picture remains fairly wishie washie  without a clear signal as to which system takes over, so for now will just wait and see.

Precipitation.. Few showers linger in the cool North wind today especially for down east but the trend will be for clearing skies. Showers should begin early afternoon tomorrow and continue into Wednesday. There will be an input of some tropical moisture which could enhance rainfall especially for eastern NS but for now looking at 10-15 mm range for PEI. The highest amounts will be for eastern Kings county. Chance of Showers should continue into Thursday then unclear fro the remainder of the period due to the uncertainty of the models.

Temperatures.. Still a little cool today and tomorrow then at or above normal Wednesday through Saturday.

Wind.. Light-brisk NW winds today becoming westerly tomorrow then NE for Wednesday and Thursday.

Hazards.. Wet roads in showers today and rain tomorrow and Wednesday. Potential for waterspouts over the Gulf/Strait for Mariners.

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

Forecast..

Today.. Cloudy with chance of showers then clearing, light-brisk NW winds, highs 13

Tonight.. Clear then increasing clouds after midnight, calm/very light NW winds, lows 6 near midnight then warming up with the cloud cover.

Tomorrow.. Cloudy with showers developing early afternoon, light west winds shifting to NE,  highs 13

Wednesday.. Rain,  light-brisk NE winds, highs 16

Thursday.. Showers, Light-brisk NE winds, highs 14

Friday..Cloudy, light NE winds, highs 17

Saturday.. Cloudy, light NE winds, highs 18

Sunday.. Rain, 13

Cool and cloudy with showers expected today and tomorrow across PEI..

Sunday Sept 25th 9:00am.. A large area of high pressure stretching from northern Quebec to the lower Great Lakes this morning slowly drifting eastward and should crest over the island on Monday night. Light-brisk northerly flow of cool air ahead of this system is resulting in lots of cloud and a few showers especially over the still warm waters of surrounding the island. In fact the air is becoming so unstable that thundershowers giving soft hail is possible. A waterspout watch is also in effect for the Marine areas of the Gulf/Strait. As mentioned the high will crest over the island late Monday night then move east. Clouds will spread across the Maritimes once again as the next frontal system approaches from the west. Rain from this system spreads across the island Tuesday afternoon. The long range becomes very wishie washie as charts are now hinting at low pressure stalled over the Maritimes for Wednesday through Friday.

Precipitation.. Showers today through Monday evening with a chance of soft hail. Rain redevelops by noon on Tuesday ending by midnight. Wednesday looks cloudy  by dry. More showers on Thursday into Friday. Dry for the weekend.

Temperatures.. The coldest of the air is actually over the island now and will gradually shift east tonight. Temperatures will moderate on Tuesday as winds shift to the south. Normal for Wednesday and Thursday. Slight below normal on Friday.

Winds.. Light-brisk N/NW today and tomorrow drops off to calm tomorrow night then shifts to southerly on Tuesday. Winds shift back to the west Wednesday afternoon. Looks like a extended period of northerly winds begin on Thursday and continue right in the end of the week.

Thunderstorms.. Can’t rule out a rumble of thunder today tonight and tomorrow.

Hazards.. Wet roads.  Risk of waterspouts on the waters surrounding the island especially down east which will pose a hazard to mariners.

Watches/warnings.. Waterspout watch in effect for the eastern half of Northumberland Strait and Gulf.

Forecast..

Today. Cloudy with showers, light-brisk NW/N winds, highs 11

Tonight.. Cloudy periods with chance of showers, light north winds, lows 7

Tomorrow.. Cloudy with chance of showers clearing towards evening, light north winds, highs 12

Tuesday.. Rain beginning near noon, light-brisk south winds developing, highs 14

Wednesday..Cloudy, light-brisk south winds shifting to westerly, highs 16

Thursday.. Cloudy with showers, light north winds, highs 16

Friday.. Cloudy with chance of showers, light North winds, highs 13,

Weekend.. Sunny, light north winds, highs 13 Saturday, 9 Sunday.

Cool and unsettled conditions expected across PEI through Monday..

Saturday Sept 24th 8:30am..  The low pressure system that gave the rain to the island yesterday is now located over eastern Newfoundland and continues to move away. High pressure now centered in central Ontario will move east over the next few days and will crest over the island by Tuesday afternoon. Cold Northerly winds ahead of this system will usher in the coldest air of the season which will become very unstable especially over the warms waters of the Gulf/Strait resulting in cloud build-ups and showers. Soft hail/snow pellets are also quite possible in the set-up. Conditions will also be prime for cold core funnel clouds and waterspouts today through Monday night. As mentioned earlier, the ridge of high pressure will crest over the island on Tuesday which will bring a wind shift to the SW ending the shower activity and moderating temperatures. A frontal system will then be approaching from the SW and is expected to push rain across the island Tuesday afternoon and continues into Wednesday. High pressure then builds in for Thursday and Friday.

Precipitation... Showers should develop later this afternoon and continue through Monday night. Central/Eastern end on the island should see the most activity. Can’t rule out small hail or snow pellets (Graupel).  Dry for Monday night into Tuesday morning then rain re-develops Tuesday afternoon and continues into Wednesday. Few left over showers on Thursday then a nice dry spell then develops and last through the weekend.

Temperatures...Below normal today through Tuesday with the core of the cold air on Sunday and Monday. Above normal Wednesday through Saturday.

Wind..Light-brisk NW/N winds today through Monday shifting to westerly on Tuesday then brisk southerlies on Wednesday. Winds shift back to westerly on Thursday then NW on Friday.

Thunderstorms.. Can’t rule out thunder tonight through Monday night especially over the water.

Hazards.. Wet roads in Rain showers. Potential for water spouts over the waters surrounding PEI later today through Monday which could cause problems for mariners.

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

Forecast..

Today.. Cloudy with showers developing, light-brisk NW winds, highs 14

Tonight.. Cloudy with showers, light NW winds, lows 7

Tomorrow.. Cloudy with showers, light-brisk NW/N winds, highs 12

Monday.. Cloudy with showers ending then clearing, light-brisk NW winds,  highs 12

Tuesday.. Sunny start becoming cloudy with rain developing in the afternoon, light west winds, highs 15

Wednesday.. Cloudy with showers, brisk south winds, highs 20

Thursday.. Cloudy, light west winds, highs 17

Friday.. Sunny, NW winds, highs 17

Saturday.. Sunny, 19

Sunday.. Sunny, 14

 

 

Rain today, fall-ish tomorrow across PEI..

Friday Sept 23 8:45am..A low pressure system located over the state of Maine this morning will move eastward today tracking across NS late this afternoon then across Cape Breton this evening. Rain at times heavy today will come to an end as the system pulls away. Brisk north winds will develop behind this system ushering in the coldest air of the season. This cold air will be quite unstable especially over the warm waters of the Gulf/Strait where cloud buildups are expected giving showers and even small hail. Conditions will also be prime for the development of cold air funnel clouds and waterspouts. The cold air will last right into early next week as a ridge of high pressure approaching from the west will maintain a northerly flow. The ridge will crest over the island on Wednesday which will result in a wind shift to the south bringing an end to the cloud and showers. Temps will also begin to recover. The long range models bring another round of cloud and organized rain into the region on Thursday as a low pressure system approaches from the SW.

Precipitation.. Rain at times heavy ending  this evening giving about 20 mms. Local Showers develop tomorrow afternoon and continue through Tuesday.Looks like the eastern half of the island will see bulk of any showers activity. By Tuesday, the western end of the island will tend to dry out but showers still hanging on downeast.  The is a slight chance of small hail as well. Dry for Wednesday then more showers for Thursday.

Temperatures..The coldest air of the season is set to invade the Maritimes tomorrow and will hang around through Tuesday. Warmer air is set to return by Wednesday.

Wind.. Light southerlies this morning will shift to brisk northerlies later this afternoon. Light-brisk NW/N winds then continue through Tuesday of next week dropping off to calm Tuesday night then southerlies develop on Wednesday.

Thunderstorms.. Can’t rule out a rumble over the next few days.

Hazards.. Wet roads. (Possible Waterspouts over the waters surrounding the island on Sunday/Monday which could be a hazard to boats.This is a very slight risk).

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

Forecast..

Today.. Rain, light south winds shifting to northerlies later this afternoon, highs 14.

Tonight.. Rain ending this evening then partial clearing, brisk NW/N winds, lows 10

Tomorrow.. Cloudy with showers developing, light-brisk NW/N winds,  highs 11.

Sunday.. Cloudy with showers, light-brisk NW/N winds, highs 11

Monday.. Cloudy with showers, light-brisk NW/N winds, highs 12

Tuesday.. Sunny up west, showers down east, light NW winds,  highs 14

Wednesday.. Sunny start becoming cloudy, light-brisk south winds, highs 18

Thursday… Rain,  18

 

Sunshine today, rain tomorrow expected across PEI..

Thursday Sept 22nd 8:00am...  An area of high pressure stretching from the Great Lakes through to Cape Cod this morning will continue to slide to the east today passing south of NS giving sunshine to the island. Clouds will begin to spread across the Maritimes this evening in advance of the next low pressure system which will come out of southern Ontario tonight. Rain should move into western PEI near dawn tomorrow then spread across the remainder of the island over the next hour or 2. Rain could be heavy at times coming to an end after midnight as the low moves across the Maritimes. Much colder air will then flood in behind this system for the weekend. This coldest air of the season will be quite unstable especially over the still very warm waters of the Gulf/Strait setting the stage for cloud build-ups giving showers/thundershowers. Conditions will also be prime for the development of cold core funnels clouds and waterspouts. Theses cold unstable conditions should continue through Tuesday morning. A ridge of high pressure then crests  over the island Wednesday morning. High clouds spill over the ridge Wednesday night as the next low pressure system approaches from the west with rain developing by Friday morning.

Precipitation.. Rain at times heavy develops by dawn tomorrow ending after midnight giving 15-20 mms. Showers then develop Saturday afternoon and continue off and on through Tuesday morning. Could be some small hail. Dry for Wednesday and Thursday then mores rain on Friday.

Temperatures.. Normal today, slightly below normal tomorrow then much cooler for Saturday through Tuesday especially when combines with a brisk NW/N wind. Coldest day should be Sunday when temps struggle to reach 10. Back to normal on Wednesday then above normal on Thursday and Friday.

Wind.. Light-brisk NW winds today dropping off to very light Friday morning. Winds the shifting to light-brisk northerly late Friday evening. These northerlies then continue through Tuesday evening dropping off to calm Wednesday morning the southerlies developing Wednesday afternoon.

Thunderstorms.. Can’t rule out storms with small hail developing Saturday afternoon and continue into Tuesday. Storms may contain small hail.

Hazards.. Chance of heavy rain tomorrow, potential of waterspouts over the marine areas over the weekend.

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

Forecast..

Today.. Sunny, light-brisk NW winds, highs 18

Tonight… Clouding over,  light NW winds, lows 12

Tomorrow… Rain be dawn, light south winds shifting and increasing to light-brisk northerlies by evening. Highs 14

Saturday.. Cloudy, chance of showers, light-brisk north winds, highs 12

Sunday.. Cloudy with chance of showers, light-brisk north winds, highs 10

Monday.. Cloudy with chance of showers, light-brisk north winds, highs 11

Tuesday.. Cloudy with chance of showers, light-brisk NW winds, highs 13

Wednesday.. Sunny, winds becoming southerly, highs 17.

Thursday.. Filtered sunshine, light-brisk southwest winds, highs 21

Friday.. Rain, 20

 

Sunshine expected next couple days across PEI..

Wednesday Sept 21st 6:25am… A cold front oriented NE-SW is currently located across eastern NB this morning and will continue to move eastward today. Cloud and a slight chance of a shower associated with the frontal passage this morning then clearing skies as the front moves away this afternoon. The coldest air of the season will also invade the region behind the front as high pressure currently centered over the lower Great Lakes moves east. This feature will bring sunshine to the Maritimes later today and tomorrow but clouds will then begin to spread across the area late tomorrow as a low pressure system approaches from the Great Lakes with rain developing by mid morning on Friday. This low is expected to cross NS mid/late afternoon on Friday but very chilly air in behind this system usher in on brisk north winds will be quite unstable especially over the water. Cloud build ups and showers are then expected fro Saturday through Tuesday night. Conditions will also be favorable for the development of cold core funnel clouds and waterspouts. A ridge of high pressure approaching from the west should crest over the region on Wednesday morning bringing an end to the showers as the wind shifts to the south.

Precipitation..Slight chance of a shower this morning. Dry for later today through Thursday night. Rain expected by mid morning Friday ending Friday evening with 20-25 mms possible. Showers possible in the cold air from Saturday through Tuesday night. Dry for Wednesday.

Temperatures.. Say good by to the warm muggy air of late as cooler air now invades the Maritimes. Temps today will still be above normal but the cood down begins tomorrow with temps dropping to normal then below normal for Friday through Wednesday. The coldest days should be Sunday and Monday when temps struggle to reach 10. Light-brisk northerly winds will also make things feel cooler. Warm-up on Thursday as winds shift to the south.

Winds…Light-brisk westerlies today becoming NW tomorrow then dropping off to very light on Friday. Winds then become light-brisk NW/N for Saturday and continue through Tuesday night. Winds drop off to very light on Wednesday as the ridge of high pressure crests over the island followed by a shift to the south on Thursday.

Potato Harvest.. Slight chance of a shower this morning giving slight amounts. Good drying later today and tomorrow. Rain (20-25mms) on Friday. Showers and much cooler for Saturday through Tuesday will hamper drying of fields. Sunshine on Wednesday.

Hazards.. None for the next couple days.

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

Forecast..

Today.. Cloudy this morning with a chance of a shower, light-brisk West winds, highs 22

Tonight.. Mainly clear, light west/NW  winds, lows 14

Tomorrow.. Sunny, light-brisk NW winds, highs 17

Friday.. Rain (20-25 mms) light winds, highs 13

Saturday.. Cloudy with chance of showers, light-brisk north winds, highs 11

Sunday.. Cloudy with chance of showers, light-brisk north winds, highs 10

Monday.. Cloudy with chance of showers, light-brisk north winds,, highs 10

Tuesday.. Cloudy with chance of showers, light-brisk north winds, highs 12

Wednesday.. Sunny, light winds, highs 14

Thursday.. Sunny, light south winds, highs 17