Friday, May 4th 6:45am.. Happy Star Wars Day… A frontal system draped east-west is currently located across the southern Maritimes. An area of low pressure rippling eastward along this front is located in southern NS. This system is responsible for the cloud and rain currently falling across the region but should come to an end this morning as the low pressure system continues eastward. Another area of low pressure located in the Great Lakes will move Northeastward along the St Lawrence River Valley to be located near the Gaspe Penn by Saturday morning. Rain will redevelop tonight as this system approaches ending near noon on Saturday. Sunshine should break out Saturday as this system pulls away but it will be quite windy with gusts approaching 70-80 especially along southwest facing coastlines. Yet another low pressure system will be approaching on Sunday. A disturbance will off the US mid Atlantic coast and move NE passing just east of Cape Breton Monday morning. The bulk of any rain should stay offshore but clouds and and isolated shower possible especially Kings county being closer to the system. High pressure dominates the picture Tuesday through Thursday with sunshine.
Precipitation.. Rain should end by noon today as the 1st system moves east then redevelops near midnight tonight as the 2nd system approaches ending before noon on Saturday. Bit of a dry spell later Saturday followed by possible showers Sunday night into Monday morning as the coastal system tracks by east of Cape Breton. Dry conditions then expected later MOnday through Thursday night as high pressure dominates.
Temperatures.. Still running a little below normal today warming to at or slightly above normal for tomorrow and Sunday. Another cool day expected on Monday then at or above normal for Tuesday through Thursday.
Wind.. Light SE winds today increasing to b risk SE tonight then further increasing to brisk-strong SW winds tomorrow with gusts to 70-80 KMH possible near noon. Winds will begin to diminish through the afternoon as the system responsible (Near Gaspe Bay) pulls away. Light west winds on Sunday morning will then shift to SE as the coastal low approaches later in the day. These SE winds will then slowly back to the north as the low passes Cape Breton Monday morning. Light-brisk southerlies then develop on Tuesday and continue through Thursday.
Hazards.. Wet driving conditions in any rainfall this morning then again tonight. Brisk-strong SW winds tomorrow may result in travel restrictions on the Confederation Bridge especially near noon.
Watches/warnings.. None for PEI at this time..
Today.. Rain ending before noon then remaining mostly cloudy, light-brisk SE winds, highs 10
Tonight.. Rain developing near midnight, brisk SE winds, lows 6
Tomorrow..Showers ending before noon then clearing, brisk-strong SW winds peaking near noon then slowly diminishing, highs 14
Sunday.. Becoming cloudy with possible showers, light SE winds developing, highs 14
Monday.. Cloudy with morning showers possible especially down east then clearing, light south winds shifting to northerly, highs 10 in the morning but falling through the afternoon once the wind shifts to the north.
Tuesday.. Sunny, light-brisk south winds, highs 14
Wednesday.. Sunny, light-brisk south winds, highs 12
Thursday.. Sunny, light-brisk south winds, highs 16