Daily Archives: May 24, 2018

More rain expected tonight across PEI..

Thursday, May 24th 6:30am.. A cold front swept across the island yesterday afternoon resulting in the abrupt temperature drop and wind shift to the north. Flurries were reported up west and at my location in the New Haven area. Skies cleared overnight as an area of high pressure approaches from the west. This feature will crest over the island near noon today then drift off to the SE. Clouds will begin to invade the region this afternoon as a warm front approaches from the west with rain  developing near midnight tonight. A disturbance will then ripple eastward along this front tracking across the island Friday night. The associated cold front will then drop south again moving across the island near dawn Saturday morning resulting in another wind shift to the north. This front will be slow to move away  hence cloud and showers expected through Saturday afternoon but skies will begin to clear later in the day as high pressure approaches from the west which will crest over the island late Sunday then moving away to the east. A cold front brings a return to cloud and showers for Monday night into Tuesday morning. High pressure returns for Wednesday and Thursday.

Precipitation.. The rain ended yesterday evening with some reports of flurries across parts of the island.  Dry for today but rain begins around midnight tonight and continues through tomorrow ending early Saturday afternoon giving near 15 mms. Dry for Saturday afternoon through late Monday. Rain begins again late Monday ending Tuesday afternoon, followed by dry conditions Wednesday and Thursday.

Temperatures..  Cool today, normal for tomorrow then cool again on Saturday and Sunday followed by at or above normal for Monday through Thursday.

Wind.. Light northerlies today dropping off to calm this evening then becoming light-brisk southerlies after midnight. Winds becoming easterly Friday night into Saturday morning then shifting to northerly near noon on Saturday with the cold frontal passage. Northerlies continue into Sunday becoming southerly on Monday.

Thunderstorms.  Could be a rumble tomorrow evening.

Hazards.. Wet driving conditions tonight into tomorrow morning in any rain.

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

Forecast..

Today.. Sunny start, increasing clouds, diminishing northerly winds, highs 9

Tonight.. Overcast with rain developing near midnight, calm winds becoming light-brisk southerly after midnight, lows 7

Tomorrow.. Periods of Rain, could be some afternoon sun as well, light-brisk southwest winds, highs 17

Saturday.. Rain ending early then clearing, easterly winds becoming northerly, highs 15 in the morning then falling with the wind shift in the afternoon.

Sunday.. Sunny, light north winds, highs 14

Monday.. Sunny becoming cloudy with rain late, SW winds, highs 17

Tuesday.. Rain early, 18

Wednesday.. Sunny, 20

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