Monthly Archives: September 2018

Chance of showers again tonight across PEI..

Sunday, September 30th 9:25am.. A sunny start across PEI for the last day of September as a ridge of high pressure crests over the island. Clouds are moving in from the west in advance of another cold front approaching. This cold front will be accompanied by some showers as it crosses the island after midnight tonight. The front drops south of the region tomorrow allowing weak high pressure to nudge back in across the region for later tomorrow.  An area of low pressure will then move eastward out of the lower Great Lakes and should move across the Maritimes on Wednesday morning. Rain from this system will begin Tuesday night ending Wednesday noonish when this system pulls away. Cloud and chance of showers continues later Wednesday into Thursday morning as high pressure tries to build back in. Another strong cold front will be approaching from the west and will sweep across the island Thursday evening with more cloud and showers. This front also marks the leading edge of the coolest air of the season so far for Friday through Monday.

Precipitation.. Chance of a few showers between midnight and dawn tomorrow with the passage of a cold front. Rain begin near midnight Tuesday night tapering to showers by Noon Wednesday. This could be significant amounts here and should know more over the next day or 2. Possible showers later Wednesday through Thursday afternoon. More showers associated with the cold front Thursday night. Dry conditions move in Friday and Saturday but can’t rule out some afternoon showers with NE winds off the Gulf.

Temperatures.. Normal today, slightly below normal for tomorrow, Tuesday and Wednesday. One day warm-up on Thursday then cool down for Friday through Monday.

Wind.. Very light NW winds this morning will shift to southerly this evening then back to northerly tomorrow evening and continue into Tuesday. Brisk easterlies on Wednesday, southerlies on Thursday then light NW on Friday.

Potato harvest.. Few showers tonight should not be of much concern. Dry for Monday and Tuesday. Work as late as possible as a potential significant rain event possible Tuesday night into Wednesday noonish. Not very good drying conditions for Thursday with a few more showers expected. Begins to dry out on Friday but temps staying a little cool but some sunshine expected. Long range is showing more showers on Saturday night into Sunday but that is fairly far into the long range.  So make the most of today and through Tuesday evening.

Hazards.. Frost potential tomorrow morning.

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

Forecast..

  • Today.. Sunny start becoming cloudy, very light NW winds, highs 14
  • Tonight.. Cloudy with chance of showers, light SW winds, lows 11
  • Tomorrow. Sunny, light north winds, highs 13
  • Tuesday.. Sunny start becoming cloudy with rain towards midnight, light east winds, highs 13
  • Wednesday.. Rain at times heavy tapering to showers, brisk East winds, highs 11
  • Thursday.. Cloudy with showers, brisk SW winds shifting to north late in the day, highs 18
  • Friday… Sunny, diminishing north winds, highs 11
  • Saturday.. Sunny, very light and variable winds, highs 11
  • Sunday.. ??? Possible showers.. 11

 

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A wet past few days across PEI…

Saturday, September 29th 8:45am..Low pressure and frontal system crossed the Maritimes yesterday accompanied by the cloud and rain. This system is now located over western Newfoundland. Some clearing is expected later this morning as this system pulls further away but won’t last long as another cold front, which is now moving into northwestern NB approaches from the west and is expected to sweep across the island late this afternoon with cloud and chance of showers. Clear skies and calm winds will most likely lead to frost tomorrow morning. Sunshine should prevail tomorrow as weak high pressure in control. Clouds and a few showers return Sunday night into Monday morning as yet another cold front crosses the island. Clearing skies Monday morning as high pressure builds once again across the region. Low pressure in the Great Lakes Monday night will be moving ENE into the Maritimes by Tuesday night accompanied by cloud and rain which continues into Wednesday afternoon. There could be some brief clearing Wednesday evening into Thursday morning but more cloud and showers expected by Thursday night as a strong cold front sweeps across the region.  A couple of days of dry weather for Friday and Saturday with high pressure in control.

Precipitation... Significant rain fell across the island yesterday bringing a 5 day total up into the 30-65 mm range. The lower amounts were recorded down east while the higher amounts across central and western PEI.  It has been a wet week. Another light band of showers expected mid/late afternoon today. Dry tomorrow. Light showers overnight tomorrow night into early Monday morning. Dry Monday afternoon through Tuesday afternoon. Rain begins again Tuesday evening tapers to showers Wednesday afternoon then continues as showers through Thursday night. Dry for Friday and Saturday.

Temperatures.. Normal high this time of year is 15… Normal today and tomorrow although we could get above normal if the sun comes out then slightly below normal for Monday and Tuesday. Return to normal on Wednesday, above normal on Thursday, A significant cool down begins on Friday and continues into Monday of the following week with afternoon temps near 10. Will be time to start the wood stove !!

Wind.. Light westerlies now will shift to northerlies this afternoon marking the passage of that cold front. Calm by tomorrow morning becoming light SE tomorrow afternoon then shifting to NW by Monday morning dawn marking the passage of that second cold front. Calm winds Monday night leading to frost by Tuesday morning. Brisk southerlies develop on Wednesday hence the warmer temps expected into Thursday.

Hazards.. Wet driving conditions in any rain next few days.. Frost developing after midnight tonight.

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

Forecast..

  • Today.. Cloudy with fog and drizzle this morning, partial clearing  then becoming cloudy again with showers late this afternoon. Light west winds shifting to northerly near suppertime, highs 16
  • Tonight.. Cloud and showers early then clearing, light north winds dropping off to calm giving risk of frost, lows 6 but cooler in land low lying areas.
  • Tomorrow.. Clear, calm, possible patchy frost to start then few clouds with light SE winds, highs 15
  • Tomorrow night.. Clouds and showers developing after midnight, light north winds, lows 11
  • Monday.. Clouds and showers to start then clearing, diminishing north winds, highs 13
  • Tuesday.. Sunny start becoming cloudy with rain late, calm winds to start then increasing southerlies, highs 12
  • Wednesday.. Rain tapers to showers, brisk south winds, highs 15
  • Thursday.. Cloud showers, light-brisk south winds, highs 20
  • Friday.. Sun and cloud, chance of afternoon sun-shower, light NW winds, highs 10
  • Saturday.. Sun and cloud, chance of afternoon sun-shower, light NW winds, highs 10
  • Sunday.. Sun and cloud, chance of afternoon sun-shower, light NW winds, highs 10
  • Monday.. Sunny, light SW winds, highs 11
  • Tuesday.. Rain,

Rain expected today across PEI..

Friday, September 28th 6:45am.. An area of low pressure located located south of the Maritimes has spread cloud across the region with rain falling across southern and mainland NS. This feature is expected to spread some rain across the island this morning ending later today as the system moves away Some short lived clearing tonight but then A cold front will approach from the NW and weaken as it crosses the island later tomorrow, thus only clouds and chance of showers is expected tomorrow evening. Another cold front approaches late Sunday or early Monday and becomes stationary in an east-west fashion across the region.The front is expected to dissipate or fizzle out allowing for some clearing later Monday. Clouds return on Tuesday morning as an area pf low pressure approaches from the Great Lakes with rain spreading into the island later in the day. Clouds and showers expected all day Wednesday as this system crosses the region. The west weather continues into Thursday as a strong cold front sweeps across the Maritimes.

Precipitation.. Rain today especially eastern half of the island giving 10-15mms. Chance of showers tomorrow evening with the first cold front. Slight chance of a shower Sunday evening with a 2nd cold front. Showers begin Tuesday evening and continue through Wednesday and Thursday.  Dry on Friday.

Temperatures..  Slightly below normal today then above normal tonight though tomorrow then slightly below normal again Sunday through Wednesday. One day warm-up on Thursday.

Wind.. Winds will be all over the place over the next few days as several weather systems move through. First light-brisk NE winds today becoming W-NW tomorrow. Light northerlies on Sunday then back to westerly on Monday. Easterlies develop on Tuesday.

Hazards.. Wet driving conditions in rain today.

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

Forecast..

  • Today.. Rain developing this morning giving 10-15 mms especially down east, light-brisk NE winds, highs 14
  • Tonight.. Cloudy, light NW winds, lows 11
  • Tomorrow.. Sun and cloud becoming cloudy with slight chance of an evening shower, light NW winds, highs 17
  • Sunday.. Sun and cloud, very slight chance of an evening shower, light north winds, highs 14
  • Monday.. Sunny, light-brisk west winds, highs 14
  • Tuesday.. Increasing clouds with rain late, light east winds, highs 14
  • Wednesday.. Showers, 14
  • Thursday.. Showers, 20
  • Friday.. Sunny, 14

Chance of showers next few days across PEI..

Thursday, September 27th 6:45am.. A cold front approaching from the west overnight has brought rain at times heavy to parts of the Maritimes this morning. Rainfall warnings remain in place along the NB Fundy coast. This NE-SW oriented front is now located near Charlottetown and will sweep across the remainder of the island this morning bringing an end to the rain. A weak area of low pressure will then slip by south of NS later Friday with some cloud and showers. Another weak cold front is then expected to move SE across the island on Saturday night with some cloud and chance of a shower. High pressure builds in for Sunday with sunshine. Clouds and showers return on Monday as a frontal system approaches from the west. The rain will continue into Tuesday as an area of low pressure ripples eastward along the front and moving through the region. High pressure returns for Wednesday then more rain on Thursday as a cold front approaches.

Precipitation.. Rain should end from west to east during the morning. Chance of showers tomorrow afternoon though evening especially down east. Another chance of showers Saturday. Sunday dry… Rain begins Monday afternoon and continues through Tuesday. Dry on Wednesday. Rain on Thursday.

Temperatures.. Will cool down to normal this morning behind the front then remain at or slight below normal for the remainder of the period.

Wind.. SW winds are shifting to NW this morning in the wake of the cold front. NE/E winds expected tomorrow as the weak low slips by south of NS. Light NW winds for Saturday and Sunday becoming SW on Monday then SE on Tuesday.

Hazards… Wet driving conditions in rain this morning and again tomorrow afternoon.

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

Forecast..

  • Today.. Showers ending this morning then sun and cloud, winds shifting to NW, temps falling to 14 then steady.
  • Tonight.. Few clouds becoming cloudy towards dawn, light north winds, lows 10
  • Tomorrow.. Cloudy with showers developing near noon, light NE-E winds, highs 14
  • Saturday..  Cloudy with chance of showers, light NW winds, highs 19
  • Sunday.. Sunny, light NW winds, highs 13
  • Monday.. Becoming cloudy with rain developing, light SW winds, highs 15
  • Tuesday.. All day rain, SE winds, highs 11
  • Wednesday.. Cloudy with showers, 16

 

Rain at times heavy today tonight into tomorrow morning across PEI..

Wednesday, September 26th 7:00am.. Rain developed overnight across the island ahead of a low pressure system approaching from the west. This system is now located in southern Quebec and is tracking NW which will take this intensifying storm up through Labrador tomorrow. Brisk-strong southerly winds and heavy rain ahead of this system are expected today and tonight with a risk of thunderstorms. Tomorrow morning, the associated cold front will sweep across the island bringing an end to the rain and a wind shift to the NW. Cooler high pressure then builds in from the west with diminishing NW winds. This feature should crest over the island near dawn on Friday then drift away to the east. A weak system passing by southern NS will keep skies cloudy for Friday with a chance of a showers especially down east. Another cold front will be approaching from the west on Saturday and should cross the island Saturday evening with cloud and chance of showers. Another cool area of high pressure builds in from the west cresting over the island on Monday morning. Another quick moving cold front moves through Monday afternoon with some cloud and showers. High pressure returns for Tuesday . Clouded and rain begin on Wednesday as a warm front approaches.

Precipitation.. Rain at time heavy today and tonight ending tomorrow near breakfast with amounts in the 15-25 mm range. Chance of a shower on Friday as that weak system passes by southern NS. The best chance for showers will be eastern Kings.  Next chance for showers will be Saturday evening then again Monday evening. Rain develops Wednesday evening.

Temperatures.. Will be on the increase today peaking overnight tonight into early tomorrow then falling mid morning with the passage of the cold front. Temps then will be slightly below normal for the remainder of the period.

Wind.. Brisk-strong south winds developing today then continue tonight shifting to NW mid morning tomorrow then diminish. Light east winds on Friday, light W/NW winds on Saturday and  Sunday.

Thunderstorms.. Chance of storms tonight with associated heavy rain and gusty winds.

Hazards.. Wet driving conditions in rain next 24 hours.

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

Forecast..

  • Today.. Rain at time heavy, brisk-strong south winds, temps rising to 19 by supper time.
  • Tonight.. Rain at times heavy, risk of thundershowers, brisk-strong south wind,s temps climbing to 21 after midnight
  • Tomorrow.. Rain at times heavy ending just after dawn with a risk of thundershowers, brisk-strong SW winds, shifting to NW just after dawn, temps near 19 then falling with the NW windshift in the morning to 14
  • Friday.. Cloudy, chance of a shower down east, light east winds, highs 15
  • Saturday.. Sunny start becoming cloudy with chance of an evening shower, light W/NW winds, highs 16
  • Sunday.. Sunny, light NW winds, highs 13
  • Monday.. Evening showers, light SW winds, highs 12
  • Tuesday.. Sunny, light north winds, highs 13
  • Wednesday.. Rain late, 14

 

Sunshine today, Rain and wind expected tomorrow across PEI.

Tuesday, September 25th 7:00am.. An area of high pressure centered over Maritimes is giving clear skies and rather chilly temps to the Island this morning. This feature will slide off to the east today. Clouds will be on the increase later today as an intensifying weather system tracks NW out of the upper Great Lakes with rain developing by dawn tomorrow. This system is expected to move into Labrador tomorrow afternoon while dragging a cold front eastward. The cold front will sweep across the island near dawn on Thursday with rain ending shortly there after. The system will be accompanied by strong winds and warm temps. High pressure then builds in for Thursday and early Friday. Saturday could see some clouds and slight chance of a shower with the passage of a another front. An upper air disturbance promises to bring some cloud and showers to the island Sunday night into Monday morning. High pressure returns later Monday into early Tuesday followed by rain Tuesday night.

Precipitation..  Showers begin near dawn tomorrow morning ending before noon on Thursday giving rainfall amounts of 15-20 mms. Dry for Thursday and Friday. Slight chance of a showers Friday night into Saturday morning. Some rain Sunday night into Monday. Rain Tuesday evening.

Temperatures.. Normal today, above normal tonight through Thursday morning then slightly above normal for Friday and Saturday. Below normal for Sunday through Tuesday.

Wind… Calm winds this morning, increasing southerly winds this afternoon becoming brisk-strong tonight through Thursday morning then shifting to NW. Light easterlies on Friday.

Hazards… Wet driving conditions in rain beginning tomorrow morning. Windy conditions developing tomorrow morning and extending into Thursday morning which mat cause bridge restrictions.

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

Forecast..

  • Today.. Sunny and calm this morning, increasing clouds later this afternoon along with increasing southerly winds. Highs 14
  • Tonight.. Overcast with rain developing near dawn, brisk southerly winds, temps steady near 12
  • Tomorrow.. Rain, brisk-strong south winds, highs 20
  • Thursday.. Rain ending between dawn and noon then clearing, brisk-strong South winds shifting to NW, in the morning, temps near 20 to start then falling to 14 after the windshift.
  • Friday.. Sunny start, cloudy evening, light east winds, highs 19
  • Saturday.. Sunny, light west winds, highs 18
  • Sunday.. Sunny start cloudy with showers late, 14
  • Monday.. Rainy morning then clearing, 11

 

Sunny and cool conditions expected across PEI next couple days..

Monday, September 24th 7:00am.. Clouds and a few showers developed yesterday evening associated with a cold front that moved across the island. This front is now located SE of Cape Breton. An area of high pressure centered in central Quebec this morning is moving eastward and should crest over the island tomorrow morning. This feature will give generally clear skies and cool temps to the island over the next 48 hours. Clouds will begin to invade the region later Tuesday as the next weather system approaches with rain developing  near dawn on Wednesday. This low pressure system will pass NW if the Maritimes Wednesday night and drag another cold front across the island near dawn Thursday morning. Skies will begin to clear Thursday afternoon as high pressure builds in. Clouds and possible showers effects the island Friday night into Saturday morning as a weak weather system moves through.  Another weak weak system moves across the island Sunday evening with clouds and showers.

Precipitation.. Rain  begins near dawn Wednesday morning ending Thursday afternoon giving 15-20 mms. Chance of showers Friday evening and again Sunday.

Temperatures.. Cool Today tonight into tomorrow morning. Temps will begin to moderate Tuesday afternoon as the southerly winds develop with above normal conditions expected Wednesday afternoon through Thursday morning. Normal Thursday afternoon through Saturday then cooler again for Sunday and Monday.

Wind.. Light NW winds today dropping off to calm this evening into tomorrow morning then light southerlies develop near noon tomorrow. These southerlies then increase to brisk-strong Wednesday morning shifting to NW Thursday noonish. Light easterlies on Friday then light westerlies on Saturday.

Thunderstorms.. Chance of a rumble later Wednesday into Thursday.

Hazards… Risk of widespread frost developing after midnight tonight into dawn tomorrow. Cover or move plants indoors if possible. The biggest risk areas will be just inland away from the effects if the Gulf/Strait and low lying areas, valleys, ditches etc. Wet driving conditions in any rain Wednesday and Thursday. The rain could be heavy at times. Bridge restrictions possible Wednesday/Thursday due southerly winds.

Watches/warnings.. Frost advisory in effect for all the island tonight.

Forecast..

  • Today.. Sunny, light NW winds, highs 11
  • Tonight.. Clear, calm cool, frosty, lows 2 except -1 inland low lying areas.
  • Tomorrow.. Sunny, calm frosty start.. Increasing high cloudiness late afternoon, calm winds becoming light southerly, highs 14
  • Tomorrow night.. Overcast, brisk south winds, lows 12
  • Wednesday.. Rain developing early, brisk-strong south winds, temps climbing to 20 by evening.
  • Thursday.. Rain at times heavy, brisk-strong SW wind shifting to NW in the afternoon, temps near 20 to start then falling to 14 with the cold frontal passage in the afternoon.
  • Friday.. Sunny start, cloudy with showers by evening, light east winds, highs 17
  • Saturday.. Morning Cloud and showers, sunny afternoon,  light west winds, highs 17
  • Sunday.. Sunny start becoming cloudy with showers late.. 14