Cool damp weather continues across PEI..

Saturday April 25th 9:30am.. Not much change.. The stubborn upper level cut-off low pressure system located over the eastern Maritimes continues to remain stalled over the region through mid week with Cool unsettled weather conditions expected. Showers during the day and snow or flurries during the colder overnight hours. The long range still hints at another low pressure system moving on for Thursday and Friday but temps are looking much milder.

Precipitation.. Bit of a tough call with temps cold enough for some snow. Lets go with cold showers or wet flurries over the next few days. Showers continue through to the end of next week.

Temperatures.. Staying below normal with a bit of a warm-up towards the latter half of next week.

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

Hazards... Snow melt may continue to give field flooding and wet basements to some folks.

Forecast..

Today.. Cloudy with sunny periods chance of showers this afternoon, light NE winds, highs 6

Tonight..Cloudy, light north winds, lows -1

Sunday..Wet Snow (1-2 cms), light NW winds, highs 0/+1

Monday.. Cloudy with showers, brisk NE winds, highs 2

Tuesday. Cloudy with rain or snow, brisk NE winds, highs 1

Wednesday.. Cloudy with showers, 3

Cool damp weather continues across PEI..

Friday April 24th 9:10am.. The large cut-off low pressure system that has dominated the weather picture across eastern Canada is now centered over northern NS this morning. This system will basically stall over the region into early next week maintaining a cool damp weather pattern through Tuesday. Looks like high pressure will try and build in for Wednesday..

Precipitation.. For the most part, the heaviest of the rains are over but cool unsettled weather will remain through Tuesday.  Cloud, showers, drizzle and fog is expected off and on through the period. Can’t rule out a wet flurrie during the cooler overnight hours.

Temperatures..  Cool and below normal through the middle of next week. Looks like a warming trend towards the latter half of next week.

Wind.. Light and variable winds over the next few days as the low pressure system lingers over the region. Brisk cold NE winds develop on Monday.

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

Hazards.. Snow melt continues to give field flooding and wet basements..

Forecast..

Today.. Cloudy, with chance of showers drizzle.. light winds, highs 4

Tonight.. Cloudy with a few flurries or showers, light winds, lows 0

Saturday. Cloudy with chance of showers, 4

Sunday.. Cloudy with chance of showers, 4

Monday.. Cloudy with chance of showers, brisk NE winds, 4

Tuesday.. Cloudy with chance of showers, brisk NE winds, 4

The cool damp weather continues across PEI…

Thursday April 23rd 5:50am.. The large cut-off area of low pressure that has been plaguing the region for the past few days is drifting towards the Maritimes today. This system will then stall over the region for the weekend and actually right into Tuesday of next week prolonging the period of cool wet unsettled weather. High pressure  may finally try to move in for Wednesday with some clearing skies..

Precipitation.. Rain should once again begin to spread across the island near mid afternoon tapering to showers by midnight giving rainfall amounts in the 10-15 mm range. The reminder of the period looks unsettled with mostly cloudy skies and chance of showers right through Tuesday of next week.  May even see a wet flurrie during the colder overnight hours.

Temperatures.. Will continue to be below normal through the period.

Wind.. Light-brisk SE winds for today becoming light easterly for tomorrow then very light for the weekend. Winds increase to brisk NE for Monday and Tuesday.

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

Hazards... Snow melt and rainfall continue to give a threat for local flooding and wet basements through the period.

Forecast..

Today. Cloudy with rain beginning this afternoon, light-brisk SE winds, highs 4

Tonight.. Rain tapering to showers by midnight, brisk SE winds diminishing to very light by dawn, lows +1

Friday.. Mostly cloudy with chance of showers,  light east winds, highs 4

Saturday.. Mix of sun and cloud, chance of a shower, very light winds, highs 4

Sunday.. Cloudy with showers and/or flurries, very light winds, highs 2

Monday.. Cloudy with showers, brisk NE winds, highs 3

Tuesday.. Cloudy with showers,  brisk NE winds, highs 3

Wednesday… Could be clearing finally….

Wet weather continues across PEI..

Wednesday April 22nd 6:00am..  A large cut-off area of low pressure located in Quebec is drifting slowly eastward during the period. Several waves of energy will rotate around this main feature and will move across the Maritimes during the period as well giving periods of rain. The first such wave moved into the region yesterday and should be ending over the  next few hours. A weak ridge of high pressure will build in over the region this evening giving some clearing but will be short lived as the main cut-off area of low pressure begins to approach the Maritimes on Thursday. This feature will then stall over region through the weekend and into early next week giving cool unsettled conditions.

Precipitation.. Rain began yesterday afternoon and is now approaching 30 mms across central parts of the island. The rain should begin to taper off from west to east over then next few hours as this first wave of energy moves to the NE with another 10-15 mm  possible for eastern Kings. Dry conditions expected tonight into tomorrow morning then more rain develops tomorrow afternoon tapering to showers by Friday morning giving another 5-10 mms. The weekend and into early next week continues unsettled with showers expected through out.

Temperatures.. Generally looks a bit cool as cloud cover continues through most of the period ahead.

Wind.. Basically a light-brisk easterly wind through Friday.

Watches/warnings.. A rainfall warning remains in effect for PEI this morning.

Hazards.. Significant rainfall combines with snow melt and partially frozen and /or saturated ground will lead to localized flooding in low lying areas as well as water ponding on roads. Flooded basements also a real concern for some folks.

Forecast..

Today.. Overcast with rain ending this morning then slow clearing, light east winds, temps steady near 3

Tonight.. Partly cloudy, light east winds, lows near 0

Thursday.. Cloudy with rain developing in the afternoon, light-brisk E/SE winds, highs 5

Friday.. Cloudy with chance of showers, east winds, highs 5

Saturday-Monday.. Generally cloudy with showers, cool with highs 3-5

A prolonged period of wet weather ahead for PEI..

Monday April 20th 9:45am.. A north-south ridge of high pressure is currently crossing the Maritimes giving sunshine and very light winds. Clouds will begin to roll in later this evening as a large cut-off area of low pressure located in the in the Upper Great Lakes begins to effect the region. This feature will very slowly move NE over the next week or so but various disturbances rotating around the main system will begin to effect the island tomorrow and basically the week ahead. Temperatures will initially be mild but cool off to below normal come the weekend.

Precipitation.. The first in a series of rain events will begin Tuesday near noon ending before dawn on Wednesday bringing a possible 20-30mms. The second event appears to be weaker with rain developing Thursday morning ending Thursday evening giving 5-10 mms. I did mention cooler temps on the weekend well we could see a rain and/or snow event for Saturday. Too early for details.

Temperatures.. Near normal today through Friday cooling off for the weekend.

Wind.. Light SE winds develop today increasing to brisk SE tomorrow diminishing back to light Wednesday afternoon.

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

Hazards.. Melting snow combined with sig rain could lead to localized flooding especially on Tuesday/Wednesday.

Forecast..

Today.. Sunny, light SE winds, highs 6

Tonight.. Increasing clouds, light SE winds, lows +1

Tuesday… Rain developing near noon, brisk SE winds, highs 6

Wednesday.. Rain ending early then cloudy, diminishing SE winds, highs 8

Thursday.. Rain, brisk SE winds, highs 8

Friday.. Cloudy, SE winds, highs 8

Saturday.. Rain/snow, +1

Sunshine expected today and tomorow across PEI..

Sunday April 19th 9:20am..  Good morning.. Folks, I have not been able to update this blog regularly over the past few days. Was in Cuba for a weeks vacation then caught the flu on my return which knocked me on my rear end for a few days. So glad that I am on the mend, haven’t felt that miserable in a very longtime..  All right, enough about my problems, lets talk weather…

A low pressure system tracked across southern NS during the overnight hours and is now located east of Sable Island. As for as I can tell, only cloud was reported across the island from this system. An area of high pressure is now approaching from the west and should crest over the island this evening then move off to the east tomorrow. Things then start to get interesting.. A large cut-off area of low pressure slowly approaches from the Great Lakes Monday afternoon with secondary low pressure development near Cape Cod tomorrow night. This first wave of energy will pass through the Maritimes by Wednesday morning with significant amounts of rain possible. A second band of rain is expected on Thursday as more energy fro the cut-off low over Quebec rotates through. The long term into late next week continues unsettled as the cut-off low pressure system lingers over Quebec.

Precipitation.. Rain should begin near noon on Tuesday ending after midnight with amounts. Right now, rainfall amounts could be significant in the 15-25 mm range. Wednesday looks cloudy with a few showers then a second of rain spreads across the island beginning Thursday Noonish ending near midnight. Again models are hinting at 10-20 mms. The remainder of the week looks unsettled with cloud and showers.

Temperatures... Cool today, closer to normal tomorrow then basically at or above normal through the remainder of the week.

Wind.. Light northerlies today dropping off to calm this evening then light southerlies tomorrow. Light SE on Tuesday, brisk SE on Wednesday.

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

Hazards... Significant rains are possible both on Tuesday and Thursday which combined with snow melt could lead to local flooding.

Forecast..

Today.. Sunny with cloudy periods, light north winds, cool with highs near +2

Tonight.. Clear, calm winds initially becoming very light ESE, lows -7

Monday.. Sunny, light SE winds, highs 7

Tuesday.. Rain developing near noon, light-brisk SE winds, highs 7

Wednesday. Cloudy with a few showers, windy SE winds, highs 6

Thursday.. Rain, 7

Friday-Sunday.. Cloudy with showers, 12

Cloud and few showers expected for PEI tomorrow.

Thursday April 16th 7:00pm.. An area of high pressure centered south of NS late this afternoon continues to slide off to the east. A warm front will then approach the region tomorrow with some cloud and possible showers. The associated cold front will then sweep across the island late tomorrow night with more showers. A quick moving low pressure system will track from southern Quebec towards southern NB/NS later Saturday. This particular track will keep the island on the cool side so can’t rule out some wet snow. Weak high pressure develops over the area for Sunday into Monday then a more springlike pattern sets up for mid week as low pressure stalls over the Great Lakes with numerous bands of moisture feeding NE into the Maritimes through the extended period.

Precipitation.. Chance of a shower tomorrow associated with the warm front. Few showers changing to flurries tomorrow night into early Saturday morning associated with the cold front. Rain or wet snow for Saturday evening as the quick moving low pressure system passes over southern NS. Basically dry for Sunday and Monday. Then a extended period of wet weather begins on Tuesday.

Temperatures...At or below normal through the period.

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

Hazards..  Slow melt of the snow continues. Watch for water on roads freezing during the night time hours.

Forecast..

Tonight..  Becoming cloudy, light south winds, temps falling to -3 this evening then rising overnight to zero by dawn.

Friday.. Cloudy with chance of showers, light-brisk SW winds, highs 3

Friday night.. Cloudy with showers changing to flurries, light-brisk SW winds shifting to NW after midnight, Temps falling with the windshift to -1 by dawn.

Saturday.. Cloudy with light snow or cold rain, light-brisk north winds, highs 0

Sunday.. Sunny with a few cloudy periods and chance of an afternoon shower/flurrie, highs +3

Monday.. Sunny +3

Tuesday .. Cloudy with rain developing, +5

Wednesday. Cloudy with showers, +5