Warm-up begins tomorrow across PEI..

Sunday, October 22nd, 8:15am..  A north-south oriented ridge of high pressure is located over New England this morning and is drifting eastward. This feature should crest over the island later this evening then slowly move east into the Atlantic on Monday. Sunshine and light winds will prevail today and some high cloudiness and increasing south winds tomorrow. A frontal trough will slowly move eastward through Ontario and Quebec on Tuesday and Wednesday. A strong surge of warm tropical air will engulf the Maritimes allowing temps to climb well above normal. Warm dry conditions but increasing clouds will continue though Wednesday into Thursday. A surge of rain is expected on Friday as the trough of low pressure slowly crosses the island with possibly significant amounts of rain. The trough moves east on Saturday allowing for some clearing but temps will cooler as high pressure builds in for the weekend.

Precipitation.. Dry conditions expected for the next few days. Rain should begin Thursday night and continue through Friday. Early indications are that this could be a significant dumping of rain.

Temperatures.. Slightly below normal today then a surge of warm air develops tomorrow with well above normal temps for Monday through Thursday. A cool down back to normal for Friday through Sunday.

Wind. Very light northerly winds today drop off to calm again tonight then southerlies develop tomorrow morning. These southerlies will continue through Thursday becoming brisk-strong as the week progresses. A winds shift to the north will occur on Friday with the passage of the front.

Hazards.. None for the next few days.

Watches/warnings.. None for PEI at this time. Rainfall warnings maybe required for  Friday.

Forecast..

Today.. Sunny, very light north winds, highs 8

Tonight.. Clear, calm cool, lows near 0

Tomorrow.. Sunny, light south winds, highs 16

Tuesday.. High cloudiness, light-brisk south winds, highs 20

Wednesday.. High cloudiness, light-brisk south winds, highs 20

Thursday.. Cloudy, brisk-strong south winds, highs 20

Friday.. Heavy rain, light winds, temps falling to 13

Saturday.. Sunny with cloudy periods,  light north winds, highs 13

Sunday.. Sunny, light winds,  highs 13

 

 

 

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