The very cold temps continue across PEI through the weekend..

Saturday, January 6th 6:45am.. The noreaster that came up the coast on Thursday has stalled over Labrador, hence the brisk-strong NW over the past day or so. This storm will begin to move away tomorrow but in the meantime, these windy conditions will persist fro the next 24 hours. High pressure slides bu well to the south of NS tomorrow then clouds begin to invade the region tomorrow night as a warm front approaches with some light snow by Monday afternoon. Conditions will also turn milder through Monday evening. The associated cold front then sweeps across the island Tuesday afternoon bringing another round of flurries but also a wind shift to the NW which will usher another blast of cold arctic air. High pressure passes south of NS again on Wednesday with lots of sunshine. Things turn mild again on Thursday as a warm front passes across the Maritmes with rain developing. The rainy mild weather continues into Friday then a wind shift happens Friday evening as the associated cold front sweeps through. This will usher in the cold air and a transition back to snow for Friday night into Saturday. Sunday will be interesting as a possible east coast storm develops off Cape Hatteras and moves NE towards the Maritimes. Too early for details but models are hinting a mix or snow and rain as temps will be on the mild side.

Precipitation.. Can’t rule out some flurries today tonight and tomorrow as the very cold air moves over open waters but this open water is becoming scare as ice develops in the Strait and southern Gulf. Snow should begin Monday afternoon tapering to flurries Monday night. Flurries continue through Tuesday giving total snowfall amounts of 5-7 cms. Dry on Wednesday. Rain develops near dawn on Thursday morning changing to ice pellets and freezing rain Friday evening then snow Saturday morning. Another round of snow/rain/freezing rain on Sunday.

Temperatures.. Bitterly cold today and tomorrow combined with the wind to give very low wind chill temps. Temps moderate on Monday getting slight above the freezing mark by late evening. The mild weather continues through Tuesday. Cold again on Wednesday then another warm-up on Thursday with temps at or above normal through the weekend and into early next week.

Wind.. These brisk-strong West west winds will continue today tonight and tomorrow finally diminishing to very light Monday morning. Light SE Monday shifting back to the SW Monday night.

Hazards.. Extremely cold temps and brisk-strong winds will result in dangerously cold wind chill temps over the next next 2 days.

Watches/warnings.. Special weather statement remains in effect for PEI regarding the very low temps and wind chills.

Forecast..

Today.. Sun and cloud, few flurries, brisk-strong West winds, highs -16

Tonight..Cloudy periods, chance of a flurrie, brisk-strong west winds, lows -20

Tomorrow.. Sun and cloud, chance of a flurrie, brisk west winds, highs -16

Monday..Snow developing in the afternoon, light SE winds, highs +1 by late evening.

Tuesday.. Flurries, light SW winds, highs 0

Wednesday.. Sunny, light SW winds, highs -9

Thursday.. Rain developing, +4

Friday.. Rain >> freezing rain/ice pellets late. +8

Saturday.. Periods, of snow, -5

Sunday.. Wintery mix of snow/freezing rain/rain, -3/+3

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