Saturday, May 5th 8:45am.. A low pressure system located near the Gaspe Penn this morning will continue to ripple ENE today. Any lefty over rain from this system will end over the next few hours. Wind will become quite gusty this afternoon as the system pulls away. A ridge of high pressure will briefly build into the region for later today into tomorrow morning with some clearing skies but another low pressure system will approach the Maritimes from the US mid Atlantic coast later Sunday. There is a bit of uncertainty as to how close this system will come to the Coast of NS but now looks like rain will redevelop across the island late this evening. The area of low pressure will pull away over Newfoundland Monday afternoon allowing skies to clear but cool north winds will keep temperatures cool. High pressure approaching from the west will then dominate the Maritimes Tuesday through Thursday. A frontal system approaching from Quebec will spread some cloud and showers across the region for Friday.
Precipitation… Rain should end before noon today then redevelops later tomorrow as the coastal system approaches. Bit of uncertainty as to how much rain with this next system as the exact track is still unclear but could be in the 10-20 mm range. This rain should end before noon on Monday. Dry conditions then expected later Monday through Thursday. Looks like showers develop on Friday.
Temperatures.. At or above normal through the period except for Monday when temps will struggle to reach normal.
Wind.. Brisk south winds now will shift and increase to Brisk-strong SW-W winds over the next few hours then peaking between noon and 2pm. Winds will then begin to diminish through the afternoon becoming light westerly tonight. Light SW-W winds tomorrow morning shifting to northerly tomorrow afternoon then Northeasterly on Monday as the coastal low passes east of Cape Breton. An extended period of light-brisk Southerlies expected for Tuesday through Friday.
Hazards.. Wet driving conditions on rain this morning then again then again tomorrow night into Monday morning. Windy conditions today could give restrictions on the Bridge this afternoon as well.
Watches/warnings… None for PEI at this time.,
Today.. Rain ending then partial clearing, brisk-strong SW-W winds peaking early this afternoon then diminishing, highs 13
Tonight.. Partly cloudy, diminishing West winds, lows 6
Tomorrow.. Could be some sun early but becoming cloudy with showers towards evening, light NE-E winds, highs 11
Monday.. Morning cloud and showers >> clearing.. Light NE winds, highs 7
Tuesday.. Sunny, light-brisk SW winds, highs 14
Wednesday.. Sunny, light-brisk SW winds, highs 12
Thursday.. Sunny, light-brisk SW winds, highs 16
Friday.. Cloudy with possible showers…16