Daily Archives: October 1, 2018

Clearing skies expected today across PEI..

Monday, October 1st, 7:00am.. A cold front is currently crossing the Maritimes and is responsible for the cloud and light shower activity. This front continues to move southeast today then stall just south of NS.  Skies should begin to clear this afternoon as the front moves away giving a first potential tonight into tomorrow morning. . As mentioned the stalled front will be oriented in an east0west fashion extending from south of NS back into the Great Lakes. Low pressure will ripple along this frontal boundary eastward into the Maritimes Tuesday night into Wednesday with some significant rain. Cloud and showers continues through Wednesday into Thursday morning The a strong cold front begins to approach from the west and is expected to sweep across the island near midnight Thursday night. Skies clear by dawn on Friday as cool Canadian high pressure builds in but the cool air will also become unstable in daytime sunshine so there is a chance of a few afternoon sun-showers. Sunshine continues on Saturday as the area of high pressure crests over the island. Clouds then begin to spread across the region Saturday afternoon as the next weather system approaches with some rain by late Saturday night as this system passes by north of the region. Clearing skies on Sunday with high pressure building in.

Precipitation.. Few showers should end before noon today. Rain begins late Tuesday becoming heavy at times tapering to showers near noon on Wednesday. Still a bit early for rainfall amounts but models are hinting at 20-30 mms right now. Showers continue for the remainder of Wednesday and Thursday. Dry for Friday and most of Saturday. Chance of showers Saturday night into early Sunday morning. Dry for later Sunday and Monday.

Temperatures.. Slightly below normal today, normal tomorrow and Wednesday. Above normal Thursday followed by a cool Friday and Saturday. Brief warm-up for Sunday then slightly below normal again for Monday.

Wind.. Light NW winds, today dropping off to calm tonight into tomorrow morning allowing for frost, Light southerlies then develop tomorrow increasing to brisk Tuesday night into Wednesday becoming brisk southerlies on Thursday, The cold frontal passage will cause a windshift to the NW late Thursday then dropping off to light westerly on Friday. Southerlies return on Saturday.

Potato Harvest.. The current shower activity will come to an end from west to east over the next few hours then remaining dry through Tuesday. Go late tomorrow as a significant rain fall possible beginning near midnight tomorrow night giving 20-30 mms. Will have a better idea tomorrow morning. The heavy rain should taper to showers Wednesday afternoon but poor drying conditions due cloud and few lingering showers through Wednesday and all of Thursday. Cool sunshine returns on Friday and Saturday. More light showers Saturday night into Sunday morning.

Hazards.. Wet driving condition in showers this morning. Frost develops after midnight tonight into dawn tomorrow inland away from the warming effects of the water.

Watches/warnings.. Frost advisory in effect for tonight.

Forecast..

  • Today.. Morning cloud and showers then clearing towards noon, light NW winds, highs 13
  • Tonight.. Mostly clear, fog patches developing after sunset, frost developing, calm winds, lows 4 but near 0 in lying areas.
  • Tomorrow.. Sunny¬† start becoming cloudy with showers late, light SE winds developing, highs 14
  • Wednesday.. Rain at times heavy early tapering to showers, brisk SE wind,s highs 14
  • Thursday.. Cloud and showers, brisk SW winds, highs 19
  • Friday.. Sun and cloud, light west wind,s highs 10
  • Saturday.. Sunny start becoming cloudy with showers late, light South winds, highs 12
  • Sunday.. Cloud and showers early.. Clearing, light-brisk north winds, highs 17
  • Monday.. Sunny, light north winds, highs 13
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