Saturday November 28th 6:40am… A cold front swept across the island overnight last night and is now located in a NE-SW line through Cape Breton – Halifax. The rain should change over to snow just before ending this morning. Onshore North winds should continue to generate flurries through today tonight and tomorrow. Another weak cold front will push the region later tomorrow bringing a reinforcing shot of cold air and more cloud and flurries. High pressure then approaches from the west cresting over the island Monday afternoon then drifts off to the east on Tuesday. Clouds will be on the increase late Tuesday as the next low pressure system approaches from the SW with rain spreading across the island Wednesday morning. Colder air floods in behind this system on Thursday with rain changing back over to snow.
Precipitation.. Rain began late yesterday evening and continues this morning as the front moves across Cape Breton. The rain is expected to change over to snow on the back side as temperatures continue to fall. The snow should end near noon but will be replaced by onshore flurries which are expected to continue through tonight and tomorrow Another cold front will sweep across the region Sunday afternoon bringing another round of flurries which should continue into Monday morning. In total 2-5 cms snow is possible through Monday afternoon. Dry for Tuesday then rain for Wednesday, rain changing to snow for Thursday.
Temperatures.. Have plummeted behind the cold front last night but should hold steady near 2 this morning then begin to fall this afternoon dipping to -1 by suppertime. Temps remain cold through Tuesday with a warm-up expected on Wednesday. Cool down for Thursday.
Wind.. Light NE winds today, dropping off to calm this evening, light NW tomorrow and Monday, light westerlies on Tuesday, southerlies on Wednesday.
Watches and warnings… None for PEI at this time…
Casara Opeval.. This morning not looking the best with rain changing to wet snow over the next couple hours. Onshore flurrie then develop. Tomorrow is looking better but flurries may hinder the flight with a light NW wind. Temps tomorrow morning 0
Winter weather...Rain changes to wet snow this morning but should not accumulate. Flurries expected later today through Monday afternoon along with below freezing temps should allow snow to accumulate with 2-5 cms possible.
Hazards.. Temps expected to fall below zero mid/late afternoon. Any wet roads may become icy then. Light accumulations of snow possible on roads possible tonight through tomorrow and Monday.
Today.. Rain changing to west snow over the next couple hours then becoming flurries, light NE winds, temps steady near 2 then falling to -1 near suppertime.
Tonight.. Cloudy periods, chance of flurries, light winds, lows -2
Tomorrow.. Cloudy periods and chance of flurries, light NW winds, highs 0
Monday.. Cloudy periods and chance of flurries, light NW winds, highs -2
Tuesday.. Sunny early increasing clouds late, light wets winds, highs +1
Wednesday.. Rain, 11
Thursday.. Rain changing to snow, cooler