Tuesday May 9th 7:30am.. An upper level low pressure system remains stalled over New England with spokes of energy rotating around it. One such spoke is expected to cross the Maritimes today which could dump another significant amount of rain across Cape Breton and the Gaspe Bay areas. This upper low is expected to weaken and finally drift SE of NS on Thursday resulting in a few more days of cool cloudy damp weather across PEI. An area of high pressure is then expected to approach from the NW on Friday but real clearing skies not forecast until Saturday as the high crests over the island. I mentioned yesterday about a possible low pressure system off the coast for the weekend, well this system is still expected to develop off Cape Hattaras Saturday then track ENE passing just southeast of Cape Cod on Sunday then out into the open Atlantic south of NS on Monday. At this time only some cloud expected across PEI with the rain just scraping the southern tip of NS. This system will need to be watched for any northward shift in track.
Precipitation.. Showers should redevelop across PEI this morning and continue through Thursday. Friday should be cloudy but dry. Saturday looking great (Sunny). Cloudy for Sunday with rain over southern NS.
Temperatures.. Normal today then below normal for Wednesday Thursday and Friday. At or above normal conditions return on the weekend.
Wind...Calm winds now but will become easterly by noon increasing to brisk easterlies this evening and overnight. Light easterlies tomorrow then NE winds for Thursday through Saturday.
Hazards… Wet driving conditions next few days. Anyone driving through NB should check the status of roads along the Saint John River Valley due flooding.
Watches/warnings.. None for PEI at this time but special weather statement remains in effect for parts of Cape Breton and Gaspe Bay..
Today.. Cloudy with showers developing, increasing east winds, highs 13
Tonight. Cloudy with showers, brisk east winds, lows 6
Tomorrow.. Cloudy with chance of showers, light-brisk East winds, highs 9
Thursday… Cloudy with chance of showers, light-brisk NE winds, highs 9
Friday.. Cloudy with some sunny breaks, light-brisk NE winds, highs 10
Saturday.. Sunny, Light-brisk NE winds, highs 12
Sunday..Cloudy, light east winds, highs 15
Monday..Cloudy, light east winds, highs 12