Showers/windy conditions expected today across PEI..

Thursday, September 6th 8:30am.. A sunny start to the day today across PEI but clouds will roll in later this morning in advance of a cold front which is now sweeping across northwestern NB. This front is expected to sweep across the island beginning late this morning up west, through Charlottetown early afternoon, and move off eastern Kings mid afternoon.  Brisk-strong SW winds are developing now ahead of the front and will shift to the NW in its wake. Showers and chance of thundershowers will accompany this feature. It should get quite blustery and will be interesting to watch. Cool high pressure will then dominate the Maritimes as the weather turns more fall-like for this weekend. The area of high pressure will crest over the island Sunday night then move east. Temperatures will then begin to moderate on southerly winds beginning Monday as the high pressure area slides east. Clouds will be on the increase later Monday as the remnants of Tropical system “Gorden” move across the region. At this point, it is still unclear as to the exact track the system will take which will determine the areas of heaviest rains. Gorden moves through Tuesday with its rain into early Wednesday followed by high pressure later Wednesday.

Precipitation.. Showers will spread across the island from west to east today beginning up west by late morning then moving off eastern PEI early evening giving about 2-4 mms. Generally Dry conditions then expected Thursday night through Tuesday night but can’t rule out an isolated afternoon sun shower developing all 3 days (Fri-Sun) in the cool unstable air. Tropical Rain begins Tuesday night and continues into Wednesday. This rain could be significant.

Temperatures.. Will be highest near noon ahead of the cold front then fall in its wake. Normal tomorrow then slightly below normal for Saturday through Monday. Turning warmer on Tuesday.

Wind.. Brisk-strong SW wind developing this morning shifting to NW during the afternoon. These winds could be quite blustery. NW winds will diminish early this evening becoming light NW tonight. Light NW winds then expected through Saturday dropping off to calm on Sunday then shift to light SW on Monday.

Thunderstorms.. Slight risk of a rumble today associated with the cold frontal passage then next chance appears to be on Wednesday.

Tropical systems.. The remnants of “Gorden ate expected to move across the Maritimes on Wednesday with significant rain.. Hurricane “Florence is now located on the central tropical Atlantic and is churning northwestward. The models are having a difficult time with this storm but it should be off the eastern seaboard(anywhere from North Carolina to New England by Thursday. Stay tuned..

Hazards.. Wet driving conditions in rain showers today.. Brisk-strong SW winds develop this morning shifting to NW through the afternoon. This winds will be hazardous for anyone on the waters (boaters, canoeist, sailors, etc.. caution advised)

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

Forecast..

  • Today.. Sunny start becoming cloudy with showers, brisk-strong winds shifting to NW, highs will occur late morning/early afternoon near 25 then fall with the NW winds through the afternoon.
  • Tonight.. Few clouds, light NW winds, lows 12
  • Tomorrow.. Sunny with afternoon cloudy periods and very slight chance of a shower, light NW  winds shifting to SW, highs 19
  • Saturday.. Sunny with afternoon cloudy periods and slight chance of a shower, light NW winds, highs 16
  • Sunday.. Sunny, with afternoon cloudy periods, slight chance of a shower, very light NW/calm, highs 16
  • Monday.. Sunny, light SW winds, highs 18
  • Tuesday..Cloudy with rain developing late, 20
  • Wednesday.. Rain, 25
  • Thursday.. Showers, 23

 

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