Tuesday July 4th 10:00am.. Good morning.. Been away on vacation past week or so but hopefully will be able to bet back to a regular schedule.. Summer has finally made an appearance here on PEI past few days as a large area of high pressure crossed the region.. A slow moving cold front oriented NE-SW will begin to approach western NB today bringing another round of thunderstorms to that region. Actually this thunderstorm activity will shift eastward into the remainder of the Maritimes today and tonight. The front is expected to stall over NS tomorrow bringing another risk of storms for tomorrow. A low pressure system which has developed along the coast of South Carolina is expected to track NE passing SE of NS on Thursday. This system combined with an upper air disturbance is expected to bring some rain across the region. The upper air disturbance will be slow to move away so expect a chance of showers right through into the weekend.
Precipitation.. Generally dry but bands or areas of showers at times heavy are expected to develop later this afternoon which could give some significant rainfall over a short period time. This activity is expected today tonight and again tomorrow. Bit more organized rain on Thursday as the system passes SE of NS. Unsettled weather with possible showers continues Friday and into the weekend.
Temperatures.. Warm and humid today and tomorrow then a cool down back to more normal values beginning on Thursday.
Wind.. Light-brisk SW today, tonight and tomorrow shifting to the NW before noon on Thursday then westerly on Friday.
Thunderstorms.. Conditions will be favorable for the development of thunderstorms today tonight and tomorrow. Some of these could be strong/severe with the biggest threat being strong wind gusts and heavy rainfall due training storms.
Watches/warnings.. None for PEI right now but folks all across the Maritimes should be aware of possible thunderstorm watches and warnings later today.
Hazards.. Heavy localized rainfall could lead to some local field/street flooding. If driving be aware of hydroplaning.
Today.. Sunny… but local cloudy periods with heavy showers/thundershowers, light-brisk SW winds except possible strong wind gusts in t-showers. Highs 27
Tonight.. Cloudy with showers and thundershowers diminidhing, light SW winds, lows 19
Tomorrow.. Cloudy periods with showers/thundershowers, light-brisk SW winds, highs 27
Thursday..Showers, SW winds shifting to NW near noon, cooler with highs 24
Friday.. Cloudy periods with chance of showers, light west winds, highs 22
Weekend.. Cloudy periods and chance of showers, highs 22