Daily Archives: May 23, 2018

Rain today, sunny but chilly tomorrow across PEI..

Wednesday, May 23rd 6:30am.. A frontal system oriented ENE-WSW is currently stretched out across the Gulf of St Lawrence just north of PEI. This system is responsible for the cloud and rain currently falling across the island. The front will continue to drop south and is expected to move across PEI later this afternoon. Much cooler air will flood in behind this front in fact there could be a few snow flurries mid evening. High pressure briefly builds in early tomorrow with sunshine but clouds will be spreading across the region by mid day as a warm front approaches from the NW with Rain beginning by suppertime. The low pressure system moves though early Friday but the trailing cold front will extend back to the west maintaining cloud and few showers into early Saturday. The front finally drops south later Saturday allowing skies to clear. High pressure then in control for Sunday and Monday. A frontal system spreads cloud and rain across the region for Monday night into Tuesday.

Precipitation.. The first round of Rain  should end this morning then a 2nd round of rain begins near suppertime ending mid evening. (Wouldn’t be surprised to see a flurrie or two before it ends tonight).  Dry on Thursday, Rain on Friday, chance of a shower on Saturday, dry on Sunday and MOnday, Showers on Tuesday into Wednesday morning.

Temperatures.. Cool today and tomorrow. Normal on Friday followed by another cool day on Saturday and Sunday. Normal on MOnday and above normal on Tuesday.

Wind.. Brisk SW winds now will abruptly shift to the NNW this afternoon marking the cold frontal passage. Northerlies continue tonight into tomorrow then shifting to South late tomorrow afternoon. Brisk SW winds continue into Friday shifting back to the north on Saturday. Easterlies on Sunday.

Thunderstorms..  Maybe a rumble of thunder later this afternoon associated with the cold frontal passage.

Hazards.. Wet driving conditions in rain today..

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

Today.. Rain ending before noon then redeveloping late this afternoon, light-brisk SW winds shifting to NW this afternoon, temps steady near 15 then falling to 5 by suppertime.

Tonight.. Showers changing to “flurries” this evening then ending before midnight, light-brisk North winds, lows 3

Tomorrow.. sunny, light north winds, highs 7

Friday.. Rain, brisk SW winds, highs 16

Saturday.. Cloudy chance of showers early, clearing late, light north winds, highs 9

Sunday.. Sunny, light east winds, highs 14

Monday.. Sunny start becoming cloudy with possible rain late, 17

Tuesday.. Showers, 20