Showers expected today across PEI..

Thursday, May 17th 7:30am.. A low pressure system located over Anticosti Island this morning will continue to move east today to be located in northern Newfoundland later this afternoon. Rain from this system is currently falling just north of PEI. A cold front extending from the low back to the SW will sweep across the island this afternoon with some showers but more importantly a wind shift to the north which will usher in much cooler temperatures. High pressure will then build in from the NW tomorrow cresting over the island early evening. Saturday will start out sunny but clouds will be on the increase as an area of low pressure approaches from the SW.  This system will spread some rain across the region by midnight Saturday night. The wet weather continues though all day Sunday as the system moves across the Maritimes. Improving conditions on Monday as the low pulls away. Sunshine expected on Tuesday but clouds will be on the increase later in the day as yet another low pressure system approaches from the west with rain developing before dawn on Wednesday morning and continuing most of the day. A cold front is expected to move across the island late Wednesday night which will introduce some very cool air for this time of year for Thursday.  Precautions will need to be taken to protect plants. More on this over the upcoming days..

Precipitation.. Showers expected today. Dry for tonight through Saturday evening. Rain Sunday and Monday, Dry on Tuesday and Wednesday. Rain again on Thursday.

Temperatures.. At or below normal expected for this period.

Wind.. Light-brisk SW winds now will shift to the North this afternoon with the frontal passage. Light NW winds tomorrow shifting to SW on Saturday increasing to light-brisk southerlies on Sunday. Winds then shift to the NW on Monday.

Hazards.. Temps and wind will drop off tonight leading to the possibility of frost near dawn tomorrow. Wet driving conditions in any rain today and again Saturday night through Monday. Looks like a possible very cool day next Thursday as well.

Watches/warnings.. Environment Canada has issued a frost advisory for all of PEI for tonight.

Forecast..

Today.. Clouds and showers, clearing towards sunset, light-brisk SW winds shifting to North this afternoon, highs will occur near noon today at 14/15 then fall with the wind shift.

Tonight.. Mainly clear, north winds dropping off to calm towards dawn, lows near -1 giving frost.

Tomorrow.. Sunny, light NW winds, highs 8

Saturday.. Sunny start becoming cloudy with possible rain towards midnight, light-brisk SW winds, highs 15

Sunday.. Rain, brisk south winds, highs 15

Monday.. Clouds and showers, north winds, highs 15

Tuesday.. Sunny, light north winds, highs 15

Wednesday.. Showers, 15

Thursday.. Cold showers !! 5

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