Monthly Archives: May 2018

Sunshine and warm conditions expected next couple days across PEI..

Thursday, May 31st 7:15am..  Last day of May and it’s going to feel like summer… Finally. An area f high pressure centered just south of NS this morning will continue to give sunshine to the region today. The southerly flow around this feature will usher in the warmest air of the season today with expected high temps in the mid 20’s across PEI today and tomorrow. Skies will begin to cloud over later tomorrow as a cold front approaches from the west with showers developing after midnight. Tropical moisture from from “Alberto” is expected to get absorbed by this front which may lead to heavy rain showers at times. This front sweeps across the island by dawn on Saturday bringing an end to the summer-like temperatures for a while. An area of high pressure then builds in over the region for Sunday and Monday with cool sunshine. An ocean storm will develop near Cape Hatteras Sunday morning and begin to move NE  passing just south of NS on Tuesday. The models are all disagreeing on the track (How close will this system get to the Maritimes) with its associated cloud and rain. For now,  keeping the rain over NS for Tuesday but will need to watch this as new data becomes available. At any rate,  A trough of low pressure will then become stalled over the Maritimes Wednesday and Thursday maintaining cloud and chance of showers. So Enjoy the sunshine and heat today and tomorrow. Sunny but cool for the later Saturday into Sunday/Monday then cool and unsettled for Tuesday through Thursday.

Precipitation… Showers at times heavy begin late tomorrow evening (midnight) ending near dawn Saturday morning. There could be a stray shower til noon. Rainfall amounts could vary depending in the tropical moisture but 5-10 mms locally 15-20 in heavy downpours. Dry for later Saturday through Monday. Need to watch that ocean storm for possible rain on Tuesday. Chance of showers on Wednesday Thursday and Friday.

Temperatures.. Summer-like today and tomorrow. Cool-down begins on Saturday in the wake of that cold front. This cool air will then continue all week with below normal temperatures expected through at least next weekend. So enjoy the heat today and tomorrow !!

Wind...Light SW winds today tonight and tomorrow shifting to northerly near dawn Saturday morning (marking the arrival of the cold air and cold frontal passage). Brisk north winds continue through Saturday dropping off to light-brisk north on Sunday. Basically a light-brisk NE wind expected all next week hence the below normal expected temperatures with the wind off the cold Gulf.

Thunderstorms.. Chance of thunderstorms with the cold front Friday night into early Saturday morning.

Hazards.. Wet driving conditions in rain Friday night. Could be heavy at times.

Watches/warnings.. None for PEI at this time..

Forecast..

  • Today.. Sunny, light SW winds, highs 23
  • Tonight.. Few clouds, light SW winds, lows 12
  • Tomorrow.. Sunny start becoming cloudy with showers late(chance of thundershowers), light SW winds, highs 25
  • Saturday.. Cloud and showers early >> clearing, brisk north winds, highs 10
  • Sunday.. Sunny, light-brisk north winds, highs 10
  • Monday.. Sunny, increasing clouds late, light NE winds, highs 13
  • Tuesday.. Cloudy chance of showers, light-brisk NE winds, highs 11
  • Wednesday.. Cloudy with chance of showers, light NE winds, highs 10
  • Thursday.. Cloudy with chance of showers, light NE winds, highs 11
  • Friday.. Cloudy with chance of showers, light NE winds, highs 12
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Sunshine expected across PEI for the next few days..

Wednesday, May 30th 7:45am.. Skies cleared across PEI yesterday behind the cold front which swept across the island during the morning hours. High pressure is now approaching from the west and will crest over the island near noon today then move SE. Sunshine will dominate the weather picture as this feature drifts slowly south of the Maritimes. Temperatures will also be on the rise with some of the warmest air of the season expected tomorrow and Friday. Clouds will begin to increase later Friday as a cold front approaches from the west with some showers developing by mid/late evening. The front moves east hinting at a sunny dry weekend into Monday. Weak weather systems then expected to move quickly from west to east across the region for Tuesday and Wednesday with clouds and showers.

Precipitation..  Showers expected Friday evening through Saturday morning giving light amounts although need to watch this as some remnant moisture from Sub tropical system Alberto will get absorbed by this front. At this time, this moisture appears to fall across Quebec before the front reaches the Maritimes but will need to be watched for any changes. This front could being a healthy dose of rain if this tropical moisture falls across the Maritimes. Some showers possible on Tuesday.

Temperatures.. A little cool today due northerly winds off the cold waters of the Gulf. Above normal for Thursday and Friday with temps expected in the low 20’s. Cold on the weekend behind the cold front with highs near 12. Back to normal for the beginning of next week.

Wind.. Light northerlies now will shift to the SW late today which then continues through Thursday and Friday. Winds then shift back to the north in the wake of the cold front for Saturday and Sunday. Southerlies develop for Monday and Tuesday.

Hazards.. Nil expected fro the next few days.

Watches/warnings.. None for PEI at this time.

Forecast..

  • Today.. Sunny, light north winds, highs 12
  • Tonight.. Clear, calm winds becoming light southerly towards dawn, lows 8
  • Tomorrow.. Sunny, light SW winds, highs 23
  • Friday.. Sunny start becoming cloudy with showers late, light SW winds, highs 23
  • Saturday.. Showers ending before noon then clearing, brisk north winds,  highs 10
  • Sunday.. Sunny, light-brisk north winds, highs 10
  • Monday.. Sunny, light south winds, highs 18
  • Tuesday.. Cloudy with possible showers, 20

A couple cool days expected for PEI..

Tuesday, May 29th 6:30am.. A low [pressure system is developing over the northern Gulf of St Lawrence this morning and will move eastward to lie over Newfoundland this evening. A cold front extending Southwestward front this low will sweep across the island near noon today ushering in some cooler air as well as shifting the winds to the NW. An area of high pressure then builds in from the west cresting over the island near noon tomorrow with sunshine.  Sunshine will continue through Thursday and Friday as the area of high pressure continues to influence the weather but clouds will start to increase late Friday as a cold front begins to approach. The long ranger into the weekend is rather tricky as the various models are not in agreement. Moisture from Sub tropical storm Alberto is expected to merge with this cold front enhancing rainfall and thunderstorms activity but some models have this occurring across Quebec before the front moves into Atlantic Canada while others are bringing this heavy rain across the Maritimes for Saturday. Will have to wait a couple more days to see how the models handle this.

Precipitation.. Rain now will come to an end before noon as the cold front moves east giving total rainfall ion the 5 mm range. Dry for Wednesday Thursday and Friday. Rain begins again overnight Friday and continues through Saturday possibly into early Sunday.

Temperatures.. Today’s high temperature will actually occur over the next few hours then cooler air floods in behind the cold front this afternoon. Cool conditions continue tonight and tomorrow. Above normal for Thursday and Friday then more cool weather behind that cold front on Saturday. Sunday is looking cold right now.

Wind... Light-brisk SW winds now will shift to the NNW near noon today behind the cold front. These brisk NNW winds will continue tonight and into tomorrow diminishing to light SW on Thursday then SE on Friday. Brisk north winds develop behind the cold front later Saturday and continue into Sunday.

Thunderstorms.. Chance of a rumble Friday night into Saturday associated with the cold front.

Hazards.. Wet driving conditions in rain this morning.

Watches/warnings.. None for PEI at this time..

Forecast..

  • Today.. Rain ending before noon then clearing, light-brisk SW winds shifting to Brisk NNW near noon. High temps near 13 occurring this morning then falling with the wind shift this afternoon.
  • Tonight.. Mainly clear, light-brisk NNW winds, lows 5
  • Tomorrow.. Sunny, brisk NNW winds, highs 10
  • Thursday.. Sunny, light SW winds, highs 19
  • Friday.. Sunny start becoming cloudy later in the day with showers developing overnight, Light south winds, highs 21
  • Saturday.. Showers possibly at times heavy, light SE winds to start shifting to brisk northerly, highs 16 in the morning then falling through the afternoon.
  • Sunday.. Cloudy with showers, 9
  • Monday.. Sunny, north winds, highs 11

Rain expected overnight tonight across PEI..

Monday, May 28th 6:30am.. The area of high pressure the gave the sunshine and light winds to the Maritimes yesterday has moved east and is now centered south of Newfoundland. A warm front approaching from the west has pushed some high clouds across the region now but not expecting any rain until tonight when the associated cold front approaches. This front will cross the island tomorrow morning resulting in a wind shift to the NW followed by cooler temperatures. High pressure then dominates the weather pictures for the Maritimes through Friday night with dry conditions. Clouds will thicken up Friday night with the approach of a cold front with the associated Rain expected Saturday morning. The cold front slips through before noon bringing an end to the warm temperatures. High pressure then dominates for Sunday and Monday.

Precipitation.. Showers should begin just after midnight tonight ending before noon tomorrow with less than 5 mms. Dry conditions then expected Tuesday afternoon through Friday night. Rain Saturday morning through Saturday night then dry for Sunday and Monday.

Temperatures.. Near normal today, mild tonight into early tomorrow then the cool down associated with the cold frontal passage. So warmest part of tomorrow will be before noon. Below normal on Wednesday. Normal to above normal for Thursday and Friday followed by another cool Saturday through Monday.

Wind… Light-brisk southerlies today and tonight into tomorrow morning shifting to northerly near noon tomorrow marking the cold frontal passage. Light-brisk NNW winds continue through Wednesday diminishing to very light westerly on Thursday then very light SE on Friday then turning northerly on Saturday.

Thunderstorms.. Slight risk of a thunderstorm tonight into tomorrow morning.

Hazards… Wet driving conditions in any rain tomorrow morning.

Watches/warnings.. None for PEI at this time.

Forecast..

  • Today.. High cloudiness (filtered sunshine), light SW winds, highs 17
  • Tonight.. Cloudy with showers developing after midnight,  light-brisk SW winds, lows near 10
  • Tomorrow.. Showers ending near noon then clearing, light-brisk SW winds shifting to NW near noon, High will occur before noon near 15 then fall with the wind shift.
  • Wednesday.. Sunny, Diminishing NW winds, highs 12
  • Thursday.. Sunny, very light west winds, highs 20
  • Friday.. Sunny, very light SE winds, highs 20
  • Saturday.. Rain early then clearing, north winds, highs 15
  • Sunday.. Sunny, north winds, highs 12
  • Monday.. Sunny, north winds, highs 13

Sunshine expected today across PEI..

Sunday, May 27th 7:00am.. Skies finally cleared late yesterday afternoon as an area of high pressure approached from the NW. This feature is now centered over Labrador but is ridging to the south. The ridge will crest over the island about noon today with winds shifting to the south marking the passage. Skies will begin to cloud over later tomorrow as a cold front begins to approach from the west with some showers developing towards midnight. The front itself moves across the island Tuesday morning  between sunrise and noon with the winds shifting to the northwest marking it’s passage. Skies will begin to clear Tuesday afternoon as the front moves east. An area of high pressure will then dominate the Maritimes Wednesday through Friday with sunshine and moderating temperatures. Clouds and rain push into the region by later Saturday as a trough of low pressure approaches from the west. We could also see some left over moisture from Subtropical “Alberto”  get absorbed with this approaching system. Will have a better idea mid week on this.

Precipitation.. Showers Monday night (midnight) through noon Tuesday. Dry Tuesday afternoon through Saturday afternoon. Rain late Saturday.

Temperatures.. Still cool today, near normal tomorrow and Tuesday morning Temps fall Tuesday afternoon in the wake of the cold front and remain cool again for Wednesday followed by at or above normal Thursday through Saturday.

Wind.. Very Light northerly now will shift to southerly this afternoon then increase to light-brisk SW later tomorrow shifting to NW Tuesday near noon. Light-brisk NW winds continue into Wednesday becoming light and variable for Thursday and Friday. Southerlies develop on Saturday.

Hazards.. Possible front for the next hour or so. Wet driving conditions in any rain Monday night into Tuesday morning.

Watches/warnings.. Frost advisory remains in effect for a few more hours this morning but will end once temps rise in the morning sunshine.

Forecast..

  • Today.. Sunny, light north winds shifting to southerly late this afternoon, highs 13
  • Tonight.. Clear, light south winds, lows 4
  • Tomorrow.. Sunny start, increasing clouds with rain late, light-brisk SW winds, highs 17
  • Tuesday.. Clouds and showers in the morning ending by noon then clearing, light-brisk SW winds to start shifting to NW near noon, highs 17 before noon then falling with the wind shift during the afternoon.
  • Wednesday.. Sunny, light-brisk NW winds, highs 11
  • Thursday.. Sun and cloud, light east east winds, highs 16
  • Friday.. Sun and cloud, light E-SE winds, highs 17
  • Saturday.. Cloudy with showers late in the day, light south winds, highs 21
  • Sunday.. Showers ending, winds shifting to the north, cool temps. 12

Clearing skies expected today across PEI..

Saturday, May 26th 8:00AM...A cold front oriented east-west is located across central NB and through the Northumberland Strait this morning and continues to move south. This front is south of PEI now hence the cooler air and northerly winds. As the front continues to move south, the showers will come to an end and skies will begin to clear. High pressure Centered in Hudson’s Bay will move SE cresting over the Island early tomorrow afternoon. Sunshine and light winds will accompany this feature. Clouds will be on the increase later Monday as a another cold front approaches front the NW with rain developing on Tuesday morning with the frontal passage. High pressure moves back into the Maritimes for mid week dominating the weather Wednesday through Friday with sunshine and light winds. Looks like some cloud and showers for Saturday.

Precipitation.. Fairly dry week of weather ahead.  Any showers now should come to an end over the next few hours. Showers overnight Monday into Tuesday morning then dry through Saturday morning.

Temperatures.. Generally cool and below normal for the period. There will be an odd day where temps rise above normal but the warmer air is locked up to the south. Normal on Monday, above normal on Thursday and Friday.

Wind..Light northerlies today become very light and variable tomorrow then southerlies on Monday (hence the normal temps). Increasing southerlies late Monday into Tuesday morning but winds will shift the north Tuesday later Tuesday with the cold frontal passage. Diminishing northerlies on Wednesday shifting to southerlies on Thursday and Friday (hence the warm temps for those days).

Hazards.. Wet driving conditions in any rain this morning. Risk of frost tonight through dawn tomorrow with clear skies and diminishing winds.

Watches/warnings.. Environment Canada has issued a FROST ADVISORY for Prince and Queens counties for tonight.

Forecast..

Today.. Clouds and showers early, clearing, light north winds, highs 9

Tonight.. Clear, calm/very light north winds, lows 0 giving frost. Lows 0/+3

Tomorrow.. Sunny, very light and variable winds, highs 12

Monday.. Sunny start becoming cloudy with showers late after midnight, increasing SW winds, highs 17

Tuesday.. Morning cloud and showers, brisk SW winds to start shifting to north, highs 13

Wednesday.. Sunny, light-brisk north winds, highs 12

Thursday.. Sunny, south winds, highs 23

Friday.. Increasing clouds, SW winds, highs 20

Saturday.. Showers..14

Cloud and showers expected today across PEI..

Friday, May 25th 6:30am.. Lots of sunshine yesterday as an area of high pressure effected the region. This feature has since moved south of NS and clouds and rain has invaded the area as a warm front approaches from the NW. A weakening area of low pressure will then ripple eastward along this boundary moving into the Gulf of St Lawrence this afternoon. The rain currently falling will end as this feature weakens. The air to the south of the front across NS and southern NB will warm up possibly into the mid 20’s today with a risk of thunderstorms possibly strong. The associated cold front will the begin to drop south tonight moving across the island near dawn tomorrow. This will result in a wind shift to the north and much cooler temperatures for the weekend. High pressure in control for Sunday with sunshine expected. Clouds begin to roll back in for Monday as another area of low pressure passes by to the north. The associated cold front sweeps eastward across the island on Tuesday bringing an end to the rain but introducing some cooler air again.High pressure in control for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday with dry conditions.

Precipitation.. Rain now should come to an end near noon today then redevelop tonight as the colds front begins to slip south. These showers should come to an end near dawn tomorrow. Dry for the remainder of tomorrow through Monday afternoon. Rain begins again Monday night ending Tuesday afternoon then dry for Wednesday Thursday and Friday.

Temperatures.. Should get warm today especially Kings county even a bit muggy. Cooler temps expected tomorrow which will continue through Wednesday of next week. Warmer conditions expected by Thursday.

Winds.. Brisk SW winds today becoming more westerly tonight then shifting to NW-N for tomorrow. Light north winds tomorrow becoming variable NW-NE on Sunday. Light SE winds on Monday followed by NW winds on Tuesday.

Thunderstorms.. Storms could develop today but should be confined to NS and southern NB. These storms could become strong with a risk of small hail and strong winds. Although these storms should develop over NB/NS, they could if develop, move across the Strait into PEI. Something to keep an eye on today.

Hazards.. Wet driving conditions in rain this morning and again tonight.

Watches/warnings.. None for PEI at this time..

Forecast..

Today.. Cloudy with rain this morning ending near noon then possible sunshine. Brisk SW winds, highs 20

Tonight.. Cloudy with showers developing ending towards dawn, light SW-W winds, lows 11

Tomorrow.. Clearing, light NW-N winds, temps steady near 10

Sunday.. Sunny, light north winds, highs 13

Monday.. Cloudy with rain late day, brisk SE winds, highs 15

Tuesday.. Rain ending by noon then clearing, brisk NW winds, highs 15

Wednesday..Sun and cloud, light north winds, highs 13

Thursday.. Sun and cloud, light SW winds, highs 22