Tuesday, October 2nd 6:45am.. Skies clouded up overnight as a low pressure system approaches from the west. This system is expected to track right across the island by tomorrow evening bring8ing significant rainfall to central and southern Maritimes. Rainfall warnings have been issued for southern NS and southern NB. The system pulls away to the east Wednesday night but skies remain mostly cloudy through into Thursday as a strong cold front approaches. This front will being another shot of organized rainfall for the island beginning Thursday evening. The frontal passage occurs near dawn on Friday followed by clearing. Cool Canadian high pressure then builds in cresting over the island Saturday morning. Cloud and a few showers return Saturday night as low pressure passes y across northern NB/Gaspe Penn. High pressure returns Sunday afternoon through MOnday with sunshine and cool temperatures. Clouds and a few showers approach on Tuesday.
Precipitation.. Today should be cloudy but dry. Rain spreads across the island front west to east beginning this evening becoming heavy at times over night then tapers to showers tomorrow afternoon. Rainfall amounts will be significant with 30-40 mm possible. Few showers remain Wednesday afternoon through Thursday. More organized rainfall Thursday night ending just after dawn Friday morning bringing another 5-10 mms. Dry fro the remainder of Friday through Saturday. Showers Saturday night through Sunday morning. Dry later Sunday through MOnday. Showers on Tuesday.
Temperatures.. Normal today, above normal tomorrow and Thursday. Slightly below normal Friday and Saturday, normal on Sunday then below normal again for MOnday through Wednesday.
Wind.. Very light winds this morning will become light SE by noon then increasing to brisk SE by this evening, Winds further increasing to brisk-strong SE by Wednesday noon then shifting and diminishing to light-brisk SW Wednesday afternoon. Winds increasing again to brisk-strong SW on Thursday in advance of the strong cold front shifting to NW near dawn on Friday morning. Diminishing northerlies on Friday dropping off to calm Friday night into Saturday morning.
Potato Harvest.. Work as late as possible this evening and do those trouble fields. Rain begins this evening becoming heavy overnight tapering to showers tomorrow afternoon bringing 30-40 mms. Not much drying Wednesday afternoon through Thursday afternoon with cloud and few showers around. Another shot of rain Thursday night into early Friday morning bringing another 5-10 mms. Some dryer weather moves in Friday and Saturday. Few showers on Saturday night into Sunday.
Hazards.. Wet driving conditions in rain beginning this evening becoming heavy at times.
Watches/warnings.. None for PEI at this time.
- Today.. Cloudy, light SE winds, highs 14
- Tonight.. Rain, at times heavy, brisk SE winds, lows 11
- Tomorrow.. Rain at times heavy tapering to showers in the afternoon, brisk-strong SE winds, shifting to SW in the afternoon, highs 16. Temps will actually slowly climb all day Wednesday and stay mild Wednesday night into Thursday.
- Thursday.. Cloudy with showers, light-brisk SW winds, increasing to brisk-strong SW in the afternoon.evening, highs 19
- Friday.. Morning cloud and showers ending before noon then clearing, brisk SW winds shifting to NW near dawn, temps will be mild before dawn then falling with the wind shift near dawn to 11 then steady.
- Saturday.. Sun and cloud, light NW winds, highs 12
- Sunday.. Cloudy with chance of a shower, brisk SW winds, highs 14
- Monday.. Sunny, light winds, highs 12
- Tuesday.. Cloudy, 13