Sunday August 13th, 10:55am…. A trough of low pressure currently across the island will move east today allowing skies to partially clear but conditions will remain unstable with cloud build-ups expected to develop this afternoon giving showers and possible thundershowers. A cold front will then sweep across the region this evening and overnight leading to more showers and possible thundershowers. Sunshine expected tomorrow as a weak ridge of high pressure drifts across the island. Unsettled weather expected to return for Tuesday and Wednesday as an upper air disturbance slowly moves across the region with cloud and possible showers. High pressure then expected to dominate the Thursday and Friday time frame with sunshine. This high may even extend into Saturday but clouds will be on the increase as the weekend progresses as a trough pf low pressure crosses the Maritimes.
Precipitation.. Generally 20-25 mms rain fell across the island yesterday with that heavy rain. Some left over drizzle this morning. Showers may develop again this afternoon ahead of that approaching cold front. Showers expected this evening/overnight with the frontal passage. Dry tomorrow. Chance of showers on Tuesday and Wednesday. Dry for Thursday and Friday and possible into early early Saturday. Showers for later Saturday into Sunday.
Temperatures.. At or above normal expected throughout the period except for Thursday which may be on the cool side.
Wind.. Light-brisk SW winds expected today through Wednesday shifting to NW on Thursday resulting in that cool day then back. Very light winds on Friday and Saturday under high pressure.
Thunderstorms… Chance of storms today and this evening.
Tropics.. A tropical system located east of the Bahamas now is expected to track NE over the next few days passing well south of NS Tuesday night. Another area of disturbed weather just off the west coast of Africa is being monitored. The long range models develop this into a hurricane which could be located vicinity the Bahamas in 7-8 days from now.
Hazards.. Wet driving conditions expected in any showers today/tonight.
Watches/warnings.. None for PEI at this time..
Today.. Cloudy with drizzle early then partial clearing. Showers and possible thundershowers later today, light-brisk SW winds, highs muggy 22.
Tonight.. Cloudy with showers and chance of thundershowers, brisk SW winds, lows 15.
Tomorrow.. Sunny, light-brisk west winds, highs 24
Tuesday.. Sun and cloud, chance of showers, light-brisk SW winds, highs 25
Wednesday… Sun and cloud, chance of showers, 23
Thursday.. Sunny, 18
Friday.. Sunny, 21
Saturday.. sunny, 23