Monday March 20th 6:45am.. A low pressure system located SE of NS this morning has spread a mixed bag of weather into the southern and eastern Maritimes. This system will be slow to move NE thus expecting snow/freezing rain and rain to effect eastern regions over the next 24-36 hours. Western PEI may escape this completely. A cold front will then approach the area from the west on Wednesday. Another area of low pressure will develop along this front early Wednesday morning in the Gulf of Maine. This new low then tracks NE crossing southern NS Wednesday afternoon. Much colder air will then invade the island later Wednesday in behind this system. Cold high pressure then dominates the picture for Thursday and Friday but cold onshore NW winds off any open water in the Gulf may result in cloud and flurries. The weekend is looking colder than it did yesterday and with a chance of snow.
Precipitation. Snow began in the Charlottetown area about 3:00am with about 2 cms falling by blog time. It looks like the bulk of the precip will stay over the eastern half of the island. More snow expected with the new low on Wednesday giving a possible 10 cms. Flurries on Thursday and Friday.More snow for the weekend.
Temperatures.. Normal today through Wednesday. Cold air invades Wednesday evening making for a cold Thursday. Moderating temps on Friday. Mild for Saturday then a return to the cold on Sunday.
Wind..Brisk NE today, north tomorrow, NE again on Wednesday, NW on Thursday.
Hazards.. Some snow today across eastern half of the island. More snow on Wednesday.
Watches/warnings. None for PEI at this time..
Today..Light snow across Kings county,risk of freezing drizzle everywhere, brisk NE winds, highs +1
Tonight.. Cloudy with few flurries risk of freezing drizzle, brisk north winds, lows -1
Tomorrow..Cloudy with chance of flurries, risk of freezing drizzle, brisk north winds, highs +1
Wednesday.. Snow, highs 0
Thursday.. Onshore flurries, brisk NW winds, highs -9
Friday..Sun and cloud, -3
Saturday.. Rain/snow, +2
Sunday.. Cloud, flurries, -6