Daily Archives: May 6, 2018

More rain expected tonight across PEI..

Sunday, May 6th 8:30am.. Skies cleared overnight across PEI as a ridge of high pressure built in but clouds have once again invaded the region as a weak cold front dropped down from the NW. There could be a sprinkle or 2 associated with is feature today. Another area of low pressure located off Cape Hatteras this morning will track NE passing just east of Halifax near dawn tomorrow then into Newfoundland later in the day. Rain from this system is expected to start mid evening and should end mid morning tomorrow. The good news is that a large area of high pressure will then build in from the west later Monday and give 3 days of sunshine to the island. Cloud and showers will effect the region on Friday as a frontal system pushes through. High pressure returns on Saturday with some sunshine.

Precipitation.. Few showers possible today associated with the weak cold front. Rain develops this evening ending tomorrow morning giving about 10 mms. Dry conditions then expected through Thursday. Rain on Friday, dry on Saturday.

Temperatures.. Above normal today followed by a rather cool day tomorrow accompanied by north winds. Back to at or above normal Tuesday through Saturday.

Wind.. Light-brisk SW winds today shifting to northerly tomorrow. Winds then shift back to the SW for Tuesday followed by another shift to the north on Wednesday. Southerlies expected for Thursday into Friday followed by another shift to the north later Friday as the frontal system passes.

Hazards.. Wet driving conditions in any rain especially this evening and overnight.

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

Forecast..

Today.. Cloudy with chance of a shower, light SW winds shifting to northerly mid afternoon, highs 15

Tonight.. Rain beginning mid evening and ending towards dawn, light-brisk north winds, lows 5

Tomorrow.. Rain ending near sunrise followed by clearing, light-brisk north winds, highs 6

Tuesday.. Sunny, brisk SW winds, highs 14

Wednesday.. Sunny, light north winds, highs 12

Thursday.. Sunny, brisk SW winds, highs 17

Friday.. Cloud and showers, 14

Saturday.. Sunny, 13

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