Rain and wind expected tonight across PEI..

Monday, October 15th 7:00am.. An area of high pressure is currently passing south of NS and was responsible for the sunshine yesterday across the island. This feature will continues to move away to the SE today. Clouds are now beginning to invade the region ahead of a  warm front approaching from the west. This front will lift north of the island later today. A string fall storm will then ripple eastward along this frontal boundary passing across the Gaspe region/northern Gulf tomorrow morning. The associated strong cold front will then sweep across the island near dawn tomorrow. This all means rain developing tonight accompanied by strong SW winds. Skies will begin to clear near noon along with slowly diminishing westerly winds. A weak ridge of high  pressure passes through on Wednesday morning  followed by increasing clouds as the next system approaches. Showers redevelop by Wednesday afternoon as another area of low pressure passes by to the north. The associated cold front sweeps through before dawn on Thursday morning accompanied by the coldest air of the season. Showers should change over to flurries, snow pellets or ice pellets ending near dawn Friday morning. So looking like a taste of winter.. Some dry weather in Friday but will be brief as more cloud and rain develop  and continue into Sunday morning. Another cold outbreak Monday leading to more onshore cloud and showers/flurries

Precipitation..  Rain begins late this afternoon ending near noon tomorrow giving 15 mms. Dry Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday afternoon. Rain begins again Wednesday afternoon changes to flurries by dawn Thursday. Flurries, snow pellets, ice pellets continue into early Friday morning especially down east. Dry Friday into early Saturday. Showers begin Saturday afternoon  and continue through Sunday possibly changing to flurries on Monday.

Temperatures.. At or above normal today through Wednesday. Cold Thursday and Friday, above normal again on Saturday, normal on Sunday, cool on Monday.

Wind.. Light westerlies today will shift to SW this evening then increase to brisk-strong after midnight tonight then shift to westerly near dawn on Thursday. These brisk-strong westerlies will then slowly diminish through the day shifting back to light-brisk SW for Wednesday. Cold NW winds on Thursday and Friday.

Hazards.. Wet driving conditions in rain developing later this afternoon. Bridge restrictions are expected beginning late this evening and continuing through at least noon on Tuesday.  Strong gusty southerly winds developing by midnight tonight shifting to westerly tomorrow morning. Trees are still full of foliage which may cause some power issues.

Watches/warnings.. Wind warning has been issued for all of PEI.

Forecast..

  • Today.. Sunny start becoming cloudy with showers developing through the afternoon. light west winds becoming light-brisk SW,  highs 11
  • Tonight.. Showers becoming periods of rain, winds increasing to brisk-strong SW, temps rising to 15 by dawn.
  • Tomorrow.. Showers, brisk-strong SW winds at dawn.  Winds shift to the W-NW, showers end then clearing by noon, Highs 15c at dawn then fall to 10 by noon then steady.
  • Wednesday.. Sunshine to start, light-brisk west winds, Rain develops through the afternoon light-brisk SW winds, highs 10
  • Thursday.. Cloudy with showers changing to flurries, snow pellets, ice pellets, brisk NW winds, temps 4
  • Friday.. Sun and cloud, brisk NW winds, highs 4
  • Saturday.. Rain developing, 14
  • Sunday.. Showers, 10

 

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