Update Saturday 1:45pm Rain will be moving into the island a little faster than expected and is now expected to start about 3:00am. The wind will now peak Sunday evening between 6:00pm and midnight with speeds of 60 G 90 KMH quite possible especially for north shore of Kings county. (St Peters-East Point). High tide along north shore will occur around mid evening and higher than normal water levels and pounding surf are possible with this high tide.
Saturday 9:40am A northwest-southeast ridge of high pressure located southwest of the Maritimes will move to the north today, meanwhile a developing storm center will track up the east coast today and lie along the east coast of NS by Sunday morning. This low will bring very heavy rain, heavy snow and very strong winds to the region beginning Saturday night. Various weather warnings have already been issued for the Maritimes including PEI. Skies will cloud over late this afternoon with rain beginning near dawn on Sunday morning. Rain will taper to showers Sunday night and end by Monday afternoon with a chance of flurries. At this time, models are keeping the snow over central NB where up to 20 cms may fall. Extreme western PEI may see a mix but looks like a rain event for PEI. Age area of high pressure will build in Monday evening and maintain sunny dry weather through until Thursday.
Rainfall/Snowfall.. Rain will begin near dawn on Sunday morning and become heavy as the storm approaches. Rain will taper to showers Monday morning and possibility become mixed with flurries before ending Monday afternoon. Rainfall amounts of 50-70 mms expected by Sunday evening and Environment Canada has issued a heavy rainfall warning for PEI.
Wind.. Northeasterly winds will start to increase Sunday morning and peak late Sunday afternoon/early evening 50 gusting 80 KMH
Storm surge. Higher than normal water levels are possible during high tide along the north shore Sunday evening.
Today.. Mainly sunny with increasing high clouds this afternoon. Light northwest winds diminishing to calm this evening as the ridge line crests over the island and highs near 6.
Tonight.. Becoming overcast with rain beginning near dawn. Light northeast winds and lows near 3.
Sunday.. Heavy rain with northeast winds increasing to strong by late afternoon and highs near 7.
Sunday night. Rain tapering to showers overninght and possibility mixed with flurries up west. Winds diminishing and lows near 3.
Monday. Showers/flurries ending then partial clearing from west to east. Winds will continue to diminish and highs near 6.
Tuesday-Wednesday.. Mainly sunny. and highs near 8
Thursday.. increasing clouds..