Cooler conditions expected across PEI next few days..

Wednesday, July 11th 6:40am.. Showers and thundershowers moved across the island yesterday afternoon/evening associated with a cold front which swept across the Maritimes. High pressure will now build in from the west cresting over the island on Friday although clouds will remain over the area from the cold front off to the east and from hurricane “Chris” tomorrow especially for Kings county. Things begin to get interesting for the weekend. Clouds will be on the increase on Saturday as the heat and humidity return along with an approaching cold front from the west. Tropical moisture from once “Tropical system beryl” will also be moving into the Maritimes on Sunday.  The models are unsure how to handle this feature right now but looks like a possible hot muggy wet weekend ahead..

Precipitation.. Cant’s rule out a shower or thundershowers today/tonight especially eastern areas. Next chance for rain appears to be later Saturday into Sunday but can’t go into details yet..

Temperatures.. Slightly below normal today and tomorrow.  Back to normal for Friday and Saturday then above normal beginning on Sunday. The humidity returns Saturday..

Wind.. Light northerlies today increasing to brisk tomorrow as hurricane Chris passes by. The strongest winds will be closer to the storm over eastern Kings county.  Calm tomorrow night then becoming southerly on Friday as the high pressure shifts east. Basically a southerly wind then expected into next week.

Thunderstorms.. Chance of storms today and tonight across eastern half.

Tropical Storms.. Hurricane Chris is now on the move and will track NE passing well east of NS on Thursday then across the southeastern tip of Newfoundland Thursday night. The cloud shield from Chris may spread across the island tomorrow and Brisk north winds expected for eastern PEI are the only real effects. Will need to watch for the left-overs from once “Beryl” which are currently in the Bahamas to move into the region for Sunday but details are sketchy right now.

Hazards.. Possible showers/thundershowers down east today..

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

Forecast..

  • Today.. Cloudy chance of a shower down east, light north winds, highs 21
  • Tonight.. cloudy periods, light north winds. lows 13
  • Tomorrow.. Cloudy, light-brisk NE winds, highs 18
  • Friday.. Sunny, light south winds, highs 22
  • Saturday.. Sun and cloud, light south winds, highs 23
  • Sunday.. Cloudy with chance of a shower, light south winds, highs 23
  • Monday.. Sunny hot and humid, light SW winds, highs 27
  • Tuesday.. Sunny hot and humid, light SW winds, highs 28
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