Cold conditions expected across PEI next few days..

Monday, February 18th 6:30am.. A low pressure system currently approaching Cape Cod has spread cloud across the island this morning with snow falling along the southern tip of NS. This system will continue to move eastward passing south of NS today with the snow field skirting the Atlantic coast of  NS. A large cold Canadian High pressure system will approach from the west which will finally crest over the island early Thursday. Sunshine and light/brisk NW winds will accompany this feature. Clouds will be on the on increase Thursday with snow developing through the afternoon as the next weather system approaches. This system will come out of the Great Lakes early Thursday morning moving across southern NS Thursday night giving snow to the island. High pressure returns for Friday and Saturday.

Precipitation.. Generally dry conditions expected today through Wednesday. Snow begins near noon Thursday ending near midnight. Few left over flurries ending by dawn Friday. Early snow fall estimates of 10-15 cms possible. Dry for Friday and Saturday. More light snow or rain later Sunday.

Temperatures... Cold below normal temps expected today through Sunday with the core of the cold air Tuesday and Wednesday.

Wind.. Light-brisk NW winds today through Wednesday shifting to southerly on Thursday as that system passes across southern NS. NW winds again for Friday and Saturday.

Hazards.. Cold temps and low wind chills especially Wednesday morning. Accumulating snow on Thursday.

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

Forecast..

  • Today.. Generally high cloudiness, light  NW winds, highs -10
  • Tonight.. Clearing after midnight, light NW winds, lows -16
  • Tomorrow.. Sunny, brisk NW winds, highs -12
  • Wednesday.. Sunny, brisk NW winds, highs -13
  • Thursday.. Cloudy, snow developing near noon, light-brisk south winds, highs -6
  • Friday.. Morning flurries, clearing, NW winds, highs -4
  • Saturday.. Sunny, light-brisk NW winds, highs -10
  • Sunday.. Flurries, light north winds, highs -7

 

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Sunny and cold next few days across PEI..

Sunday, February 17th 7:30am.. The low pressure system that gave the rain and mild temperatures to the island yesterday is now located along the Labrador coast. A couple of cold fronts which extended to the south have since moved through allowing the arctic air to return. A fast moving low pressure system will move eastward out of the lower Great Lakes tomorrow brushing southern NS with some light snow. Looks like just some cloud and NE winds here for the island. A large area of high pressure then dominates the region through late Wednesday with cold sunshine and NW winds. Yesterday I mentioned a couple of near misses otherwise sunshine through late week. Well, the models are now hinting at this near miss on Thursday will actually come a little closer. This system moves out of the upper Great Lakes late Wednesday night and redevelops off the US mid Atlantic coast early Thursday. The new system then moves quickly NE passing SE of NS later Thursday with some light snow now expected for the island. A frontal system lays in a SE-NW fashion across the region which may give some cloud and flurries through Friday. Another weak low pressure system then ripples eastward along this front on Sunday with more cloud and light snow.

Precipitation.. Few flurries possible this morning otherwise dry through Wednesday. Snow begins near noon on Thursday ending by midnight giving light amounts. Flurries on Friday followed by more snow Saturday night into Sunday.

Temperatures.. Cold today through Thursday. Normal begins Friday.

Wind.. Light-brisk NW winds today through Wednesday evening. Easterlies on Thursday then back to westerly on Friday.

Hazards.. Fairly quiet other than the cold NW winds resulting in low wind chill temps. Wednesday morning will be especially cold for the kids heading off to school when wind chills values could be as low as -30.

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

Forecast..

  • Today.. Sun and cloud, chance of a flurrie, light-brisk NW winds, highs -7
  • Tonight.. Few clouds, light NW winds, lows -18
  • Tomorrow.. Sun and cloud, light west winds, highs -11
  • Tuesday.. Sunny,  Brisk NW winds, cold highs -13, wind chills near -25/-30 at dawn.
  • Wednesday.. Sunny, brisk NW winds, cold highs -14, wind chills near -30 at dawn
  • Thursday.. Snow, light east winds, highs -10
  • Friday.. Sun and cloud, chance of few flurries, light west winds, highs -5
  • Saturday.. Cloudy, light snow developing late, light NW winds, highs -3
  • Sunday.. Flurries, light north winds, highs -3

 

 

Rain ending later today followed by a prolonged sunny cold spell across PEI..

Saturday, February 16th 9:30am.. A complex low pressure system centered in  eastern Quebec in moving NE across Labrador tonight/tomorrow. A couple of cold fronts extending to the south from the low will sweep across the island over the next 12 hours or so which will bring an end to the rainy mild weather. Cold High pressure will the dominate the region beginning tomorrow and last through maybe end of next week although there will be few near misses which will need watching but for now looks like a prolonged period of cold sunny weather ahead.

Precipitation.. Rain now will end later this afternoon giving 15-20 mms. I recorded 8.2 mms as of 8am here in the New Haven area. A prolonged period of dry weather Sunday through Sunday but cant rule a out a few onshore Flurries during the period. Also watching a couple of near misses which may decide to come a little closer.

Temperatures.. Mild now but that will slowly come to an end near noon today as the first of the cold fronts moves through. Second cold front moves through about suppertime which will usher in the cold arctic air. Will then stay cold below normal through at least Friday of next week.

Wind.. Brisk south winds will shift to NW near noon today with the first frontal passage.. Light-brisk NW winds then all next week.

Hazards.. Rain and snow melt may lead to water issues. City street and rural ditch flooding. Wet snow/slush or wet surfaces will begin to freeze about suppertime today. Freezes solid tonight and stays frozen til at least next weekend.

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

Forecast..

  • Today.. Rain 10 mms ending mid afternoon. Could end as few flurries, winds shifting to NW near noon, Highs now near +6 lowering to +1 by early afternoon then -4 by early this evening.
  • Tonight.. Few clouds, light-brisk NW winds, lows -10 by dawn tomorrow.
  • Tomorrow. Sunny, light-brisk NW winds, highs -10
  • Monday.. Sunny, light-brisk NW winds, highs -10
  • Tuesday.. Sunny, light-brisk NW winds, highs -12
  • Wednesday.. Sunny, light-brisk NW winds, highs -12
  • Thursday.. Sunny, light-brisk NW winds, highs -12
  • Friday.. Sunny, light-brisk NW winds, highs -6
  • Saturday.. Sunny, light-brisk NW winds, highs 0
  • Sunday.. Sunny, light-brisk NW winds, highs -8

 

Rain tonight and tomorrow across PEI..

Friday, February 15th 6:20am.. A north-south oriented ridge of high pressure is currently cresting over the region. Light winds are accompanying this feature. A low pressure system in the Great Lakes now will move NE into Labrador tonight/tomorrow. A warm front extending to the SE  will move across the island tonight. Snow from this system will develop later this evening ahead of the front but change to rain  just after midnight once the front moves north of the island with a risk of freezing rain during the change over. The associated cold front then sweeps eastward tomorrow mid morning with the associated wind shift to the NW. This will bring in cooler air resulting in the rain changing back to snow before ending mid afternoon. A large area of cold high pressure then builds in for Sunday through Thursday with sunshine and below normal temperatures..

Precipitation.. Snow begins this evening 9:00pm changing to freeing rain near midnight then over to rain by 1-2 am. Rain changes back to snow near noon tomorrow then ends mid afternoon. Rainfall amounts 15-20 mms.

Temperatures.. Just below normal today then climb this evening/overnight peaking at +5 for a few hours near dawn tomorrow then  start to fall back with the cold frontal passage mid/late morning. The wind shift to the NW will mark this cold frontal passage. Slow cool down in the temp s tomorrow then below normal for Sunday through neat weekend.

Wind.. Calm winds this morning will be come light SE by noon today then increase to strong southerly just after midnight tonight. Winds then begin to diminish by dawn shifting to the NW mid morning.  Light-brisk NW winds then expected Sunday through Thursday of next week.

Hazards.. Coating of snow this evening followed by a risk of freezing rain. Rain and snow melt will give water issues tomorrow with possible local city street / rural ditch flooding. Freeze up near noon tomorrow but I think it will be a slow freeze. Any slushie areas will need to be cleaned up as temps remain well below zero all next week. Strong winds may cause bridge restrictions this evening/overnight. Plan accordingly.

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

Forecast..

  • Today.. Sun and cloud this morning with chance of a flurrie becoming mostly cloudy, calm winds becoming light SE by noon, highs -5
  • Tonight.. Snow/ice pellets beginning mid evening changing to freezing rain then rain, strong south winds, temps rising to 0 just after midnight then +5 by dawn.
  • Tomorrow.. Rain changing to light snow or flurries near noon then ending, brisk south winds shifting to W-NW late morning, temps near +5 at dawn then falling back to zero by suppertime.
  • Sunday.. Sunny, light-brisk W-NW winds, highs -8
  • Monday.. Sunny, light-brisk W-NW winds, highs -12
  • Tuesday.. Sunny, light-brisk W-NW winds, highs -10
  • Wednesday.. Sunny, light-brisk W-NW winds, highs -12
  • Thursday.. Sunny, light-brisk W-NW winds, highs -12
  • Friday.. Sunny, light W-NW winds, highs -10

 

Clean-up day today across PEI..

Thursday, February 14th 6:30am.. A low pressure system tracked developed yesterday morning near Cape Cod and tracked NE into the Bay of Fundy late yesterday afternoon then across PEI vicinity Charlottetown at midnight. The system is now located in the Cabot Strait and continues to move away. Still waiting for snowfall amounts to come in but looks like about 20 cms snow fell across PEI. Improving conditions today as a ridge of high pressure approaches. This feature is expected to crest over the island tomorrow morning. Clouds will once again spread across the region in advance of the next weatehr system approaching from the west. This system will track well NW of the island Friday night b ut a warm front extending to the SE will lift across the region Friday night which will allow temps to climb above zero giving rain. The associated cold front which extends to the SW will sweep across the Maritimes near dawn Saturday morning with an associated cooling trend. A large area of high pressure then build sin and dominates the scene from later Saturday through next week. There will be a developing ocean storm come off the US mid Atlantic coast early Sunday but that system is expected to stay to the south and maybe just brush the Atlantic coast of NS. So, clean up today and tomorrow, rain Friday night into Saturday morning then sunny cold conditions expected Sunday through Friday.

Precipitation.. Few left over flurries ending near noon then clearing trend. Could be later down east being closer to system. Ice pellets or freezing rain begins tomorrow mid/late evening changing to rain by midnight ending Saturday morning. Could end as a few flurries. Rainfall amounts in the 10 mm range.

Temperatures.. Normal today and tomorrow.  Warm-up tomorrow evening with temps above zero from midnight Friday night through til about noon on Saturday. Slightly below normal on Sunday then cold Sunday through Friday.

Wind.. Brisk WNW winds now will slowly diminish today dropping off to light this evening then calm by tomorrow morning.  Increasing SE winds tomorrow afternoon becoming brisk-strong later tomorrow peaking between midnight and dawn Saturday morning with gusts to 80 KMH. An extended period of light-brisk NW winds then expected later Saturday through Wednesday.

Hazards.. Brisk WNW winds will give some drifting snow across rural roads. Rain and snow melt may give some water issues Friday night through Saturday morning. Chance of a short period of freezing rain Friday evening. Windy conditions Friday night as well may result in bridge restrictions.

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

Forecast..

  • Today.. Cloudy with morning flurries, clearing later. Brisk WNW winds giving drifting snow slowly diminishing, highs -6
  • Tonight.. Clear, light NW winds dropping off to calm, lows -15
  • Tomorrow.. Sunny start becoming cloudy with ice pellets/freezing rain mid/late evening, brisk-strong SE winds by late evening, temps rising from -15 at dawn to -5 by suppertime and 0 by midnight and +5 overnight.
  • Saturday.. Morning rain then clearing, brisk SW-W winds, temps  near +3 at dawn falling to -1 by suppertime.
  • Sunday.. Sun and cloud, light-brisk NW winds, highs -7
  • Monday.. Sunny, light-brisk WNW winds, highs -12
  • Tuesday.. Sunny, light-brisk WNW winds, highs -10
  • Wednesday.. Sunny, light-brisk WNW winds, highs -10
  • Thursday.. Sunny, light winds, highs -9

 

Snow event expected today across PEI..

Wednesday, February 13th 6:45am.. A deepening low pressure system near Cape Cod this morning will move NE to be located in the mouth of the Bay of Fundy this evening then across PEI by midnight tonight. The storm then moves over Newfoundland tomorrow evening. Snow from this system will spread across the island over the next hour with winds  picking up by later this morning. Clean up day tomorrow as this system pulls away. High pressure then crosses the island on Friday morning. Cloud will be quick to spread across the region on Friday as the next weather system approaches. This frontal system crosses the island Friday night with rain then changes top snow by dawn Saturday morning as colder air returns. Sunshine returns later Saturday as this front moves east and high pressure builds in. Watching a low pressure skirt by just to the south on Sunday with its cloud shield effecting the region. Looks like an extended period of dry weather extending in to late in the week as a large area of high pressure dominates.

Precipitation.. Snow begins now tapering to flurries mid afternoon ending  later tomorrow. There could be a brief change over to rain showers later this evening. Snowfall amounts in the 15-25 cm range. Rain begins Friday night ending by dawn Saturday. The an extended dry period from  Saturday through Saturday although watching that system passing by on Sunday.

Temperatures.. Climb today peaking near +1 for a few hours near midnight tonight then falling back by dawn tomorrow. Normal tomorrow another warm-up Friday night with temps once again above normal from midnight through dawn Saturday. Below normal Sunday through all next week.

Wind.. Increasing easterlies today dropping off to almost calm near midnight tonight as the “eye” of the storm passes across Queens county. Westerlies develop behind this system after midnight tonight diminishing to calm again Thursday night through noon Friday. Increasing SE winds later Friday peaking near midnight with gusts to 80-90 KMH. WNW winds then expected all next week beginning Sunday.

Hazards.. 15-25 cms snow today.. Brisk SE winds developing by noon giving blowing and drifting snow.

Watches/warnings.. Winter storm warnings in effect for all of PEI..

Forecast..

  • Today.. Snow tapering to flurries by suppertime giving 15-25 cms. Brisk SE winds giving blowing and drifting snow, temps rising to -5 by suppertime.
  • Tonight.. Flurries changing to rain showers this evening then back to flurries by before dawn tomorrow, winds dropping off to almost calm near midnight then westerlies develop after midnight, temps rising to +1 midnight then falling to -5 by dawn.
  • Tomorrow.. Flurries ending early then clearing, diminishing to calm by evening, temps near -4
  • Friday.. Sunny start, increasing clouds with showers near midnight, increasing SE winds, temps rising to -1 by evening then +4 overnight.
  • Saturday.. Rain or flurries ending early then clearing, light SW winds, temps near +4 before dawn then falling to 0 by noon then
  • Sunday.. Sun and cloud, light west winds, highs -8
  • Monday.. Sun and cloud, light west winds, highs -12
  • Tuesday.. Sun and cloud, light west winds, highs -10
  • Wednesday.. Sun and cloud, light west winds, highs -10
  • Thursday.. Sun and cloud, light west winds, highs -9
  • Friday.. Sun and cloud, light west winds, highs -7

Winter storm taking aim at PEI tomorrow..

Tuesday, February 11th 7:00am.. Clear skies and light NW winds are currently being reported across the Maritimes this morning in advance of an approaching ridge oh high pressure. This feat7ure will cross the island later today. Clouds will; be on the increase later today as well in advance of an approaching winter storm. This system is now west of the Great Lakes and is expected to move eastward today then reforming near Cape Cod tomorrow morning. This new low then deepens and tracks NE passing along the Fundy coast of NB tomorrow evening to be located across western PEI by midnight tomorrow night. Significant snow and will will effect the island beginning near dawn tomorrow associated with this system. The storm slowly moves eastward across Newfoundland on Thursday. High pressure crosses on Friday then a rain event on Saturday..

Precipitation.. Snow begins near dawn tomorrow with a change over to ice pellets and possibly rain fro Kings and Queens late tomorrow afternoon. Western PEI should stay all snow hence the higher snowfall amounts are expect6ed west of Summerside with 25-30 cms possible. Lower amounts eastward due ice pellets and rain with 15-20 cms through Kings and Queens. Flurries on Thursday as this system pulls away. Dry Friday. Rain Saturday.

Temperatures.. Cold today. warm-up tomorrow with temps peaking near midnight tomorrow night near +2. Cool down on Thursday, warm-up again on Friday Mild Saturday.

Wind.. Diminishing NW winds now will drop off to calm late this afternoon as the ridge of high pressure crests over the island. Easterlies develop by Wednesday morning peaking early tomorrow evening with gusts to 70 KMH. Brisk westerlies on Thursday.

Hazards.. Significant snow beginning tomorrow morning. Extensive blowing and drifting snow later tomorrow as easterly winds increase.

Watches/warnings.. Winter storm warning in effect.

Forecast..

  • Today.. Sunny start, increasing high clouds, light NW winds dropping off to calm, highs -9
  • Tonight.. Overcast, calm winds becoming light easterly by dawn, lows -15 occurring mid/late evening then rising overnight -10 by dawn tomorrow.
  • Tomorrow.. Snow at times heavy, brisk-strong east winds giving blowing and drifting snow. Ice pellets mixing in by late afternoon, highs +2 by late evening.
  • Thursday.. Morning flurries, brisk west winds, highs -1
  • Friday.. Sunny start, increasing clouds rain late. highs 0 by suppertime.
  • Saturday.. Rain, brisk-strong south winds, highs +5 early.