Friday, September 7th 7:00am.. A cold front passed across the island yesterday and is now located over Sable Island. Another cold front is expected to cross the island near dawn tomorrow bringing a reinforcing shot of cool Canadian air to the Maritmes for the weekend. High pressure will then build in from the west and should crest over the island Monday morning. Generally sunny dry weather is expected but afternoon clouds and even a chance of a sunshower developing in the cooler air. Clouds will begin to increase across the region later Monday as the next weather system approaches. The Remnants of tropical system “Gorden” are expected to move NE out of the lower Great Lakes and move across Gaspe Bay Tuesday evening. This system has the potential to bring significant rain fall to the island but still unclear as to the all important track. Will know more later in the weekend. The weather remains unclear as Hurricane Florence will be approaching the mid Atlantic coast on Wednesday/Thursday. This storm will be one for the record books as it continues to buck the trend of past hurricanes which have developed in this area. Stay tuned..
Precipitation.. Generally dry from now through Tuesday afternoon but their could be an isolated sunshower develop Saturday and Sunday. Rain at times heavy develops Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday morning.
Temperatures.. Normal today then slightly below normal for Saturday through Monday. Normal to slightly above normal begins on Tuesday.
Wind.. Light NW winds now will become light SW this evening then shift back to the NW near dawn tomorrow with the passage of the cold front. Light-brisk NW winds continue Saturday and Sunday dropping off to calm Sunday night into Monday. Light SE winds develop Monday evening.
Tropical systems.. The remnants of “Gorden” are expected to pass across the Maritimes Tuesday evening with significant rainfall but the exact rack is still unclear so can’t go into numbers at this time. Hurricane Florence was once a CAT 4 hurricane but has tracked into a harsh environment and has weakened considerably. Weather conditions are expected to improve now so the forecast is calling for the storm to restrengthen over the upcoming days as it racks westward towards North America. Florence is currently on the central tropical Atlantic and is proving to be a real headache for forecasters as it is not behaving like similar storms have in the past. The storm is expected to approach the eastern seaboard by Wednesday of next week but movement after that is not known. All interests up and down the eastern seaboard from Florida to Newfoundland need to watch this storm closely for daily forecasts. We should know a lot more by Monday after the storm jumps through a couple of potential steering issues.
Hazards.. Fairly quiet next few days..
Watches/warnings.. None for PEI at t his time.
- Today.. Sunny with some high cloudiness especially down east, light NW winds, highs 20
- Tonight.. Cloudy periods, light SW winds shifting to NW near dawn, lows 12
- Tomorrow.. Sunny with cloudy periods and very slight chance of a shower, light NW winds, highs 16
- Sunday.. Sunny with cloudy periods and very slight chance of a shower, light NW winds, highs 16
- Monday.. Sunny, increasing high clouds, very light NW winds shifting to SE late n the day, highs 18
- Tuesday.. Rain at times heavy, brisk south winds, highs 19
- Wednesday.. Cloudy with showers, 21
- Thursday.. Sun and cloud.. 22