Filtered sunshine today, showers and quite breezy tomorrow across PEI..

Wednesday, September 5th 7:15am.. An area of high pressure is centered over the state of Maine this morning and drifting southeastward. Generally clear skies were reported overnight but some high cloudiness expected today as a warm front lifts north across the island. A strong cold front will then be approaching from the west on Thursday with clouds and showers. High pressure then in control through the weekend but some cloud and isolated showers are possible as several upper air disturbances move through. Temps will be fall-like especially on Sunday. The sunshine continues into Monday but clouds will be on the increase as the remnants of TS Gorden move through. The exact track of this system is still very unclear but should move through on Tuesday with rain at times heavy. Wednesday remains cloudy and unsettled.

Precipitation..  Dry today, showers begin near noon tomorrow and could be heavy at times ending by suppertime. Generally dry Friday through Monday but can’t rule out an isolated afternoon shower anytime.Rain spreads across the region on Tuesday associated with the remnants of TS Gorden but unclear at this point where the heaviest amounts will fall and how much.

Temperatures.. At or above seasonal today, tomorrow into early Thursday. Much cooler, more seasonal air invades behind the cold front on Thursday afternoon and extends into Monday. The core of the coolest air appears to be both Saturday and Sunday. Things begin to moderate on Monday as the winds shift to southerly. Tuesday and Wednesday should be at or above normal.

Wind..Very light NW winds today will drop of to calm this afternoon/early evening then become light southerly late this evening. Winds will then increase to brisk-strong SW Tomorrow morning ahead of the approaching cold front shifting to NW mid afternoon tomorrow. Light-brisk NW winds continue Friday and Saturday into early Sunday. Southerlies winds develop on Monday.

Thunderstorms.. Chance of storms tomorrow.

Hazards.. Brisk-strong SW winds developing overnight tonight extending into tomorrow noon then shifting to NW creating dangerous activities for anyone on the water either swimming or boating. Wet driving conditions in rain tomorrow.

Watches/warnings. None for PEI at this time.

Forecast..

  • Today.. High cloudiness, very light NW winds, highs 23
  • Tonight.. Few high clouds, increasing South winds becoming brisk by dawn. lows 18
  • Tomorrow.. Cloudy with showers through the afternoon, brisk-strong SW winds with gusts to 60-70 shifting to NW near noon, high temps tomorrow will occur in the morning near 24 then fall back through the afternoon with the NW winds.
  • Friday.. Cloudy periods, chance of a shower, light-brisk NW winds, highs 19
  • Saturday.. Cloudy periods, chance of a shower, light-brisk NW winds, highs 15
  • Sunday.. Cloudy periods, very light west winds, highs 15
  • Monday.. High clouds, light SW winds, highs 18
  • Tuesday..Rain at times heavy, brisk South winds, highs 21
  • Wednesday.. Sun and cloud, north winds, highs 22
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