Daily Archives: May 18, 2018

Sunshine expected today across PEI..

Friday, May 18 7:00am..  An area of high pressure centered in central Quebec this morning is drifting east and should crest over the island this evening. Sunshine and diminishing NW winds will accompany this feature. Clouds will be on the increase early Saturday as a low pressure system approaches from the west with rain developing just after midnight. This system is expected to pass NW of the Maritimes Saturday night into Sunday. The associated cold front will then sweep across the island late Sunday afternoon bringing an end to the rain. Cooler unstable air expected on Monday may result in some afternoon clouds and possible showers. High pressure approaches and crests over the island Tuesday morning. Clouds and showers expected on Wednesday with the passage of a frontal system followed by sunshine on Thursday.

Precipitation.. Rain should begin late Saturday night or early Sunday morning ending late Sunday afternoon giving 15-20 mms. Few showers possible on Monday. Tuesday dry, rain on Wednesday, dry on Thursday.

Temperatures.. Cool today and tonight, normal tomorrow and Sunday. Slightly below normal on Monday. Normal again on Tuesday, cooler on Wednesday followed by a very cool Thursday.

Wind.. Diminishing NW winds today dropping off to almost calm this afternoon. SE winds develop this evening increasing to brisk southerlies on Sunday. Winds shift to brisk W-NW on Monday, light westerlies on Tuesday then brisk SW on Wednesday. Brisk northerlies on Thursday.

Hazards..Possible frost in low lying areas tonight. Wet driving conditions in rain overnight Saturday into all day Sunday.

Watches/warnings.. Frost advisory issue for tonight.

Forecast..

Today.. Sunny, diminishing NW winds, highs 10

Tonight.. Clear, light South winds, lows +2/-1 giving patchy inland frost.

Tomorrow.. Sunny start increasing clouds, light SE winds, highs 16

Sunday.. Rain 15-20 mms, brisk South winds, highs 15

Monday.. Cloudy periods with possible showers, light-brisk north winds, highs 13

Tuesday.. Sunny, light SW winds, highs 15

Wednesday.. Rain, brisk SW winds, highs 14

Thursday.. Cloudy periods, light-brisk north winds, highs 7

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