Rain/Wind early then clearing for PEI..

Tuesday, October 16th 7:00am..‘ A strong fall storm is located near the Gaspe Penn this morning and moving eastward to lie over northern Newfoundland later today. A strong cold front extending southward front this low will sweep across the island this over the next couple hours. This front will usher in cooler temps along with a wind shift to the NW. A ridge of high pressure will briefly build in later today into tomorrow morning with some clearing skies but will be short lived as clouds will once again invade as another cold front will be approaching from the west. This front will reintroduce showers which will change to flurries or snow pellets on Thursday as a much colder air invades. Looks like another wind event as well. The cloud, wind and flurries continue all day Thursday. Clearing early Friday as an area of high pressure passes by to the south. Another string fall storm is expected to move across the northern Gulf again on Saturday  with another rain and wind event. Windy and cooler conditions prevail through Sunday as this system pulls away to the east. High pressure builds in for Monday.

Precipitation.. Rain at times heavy tapers to showers this morning and should end by noon. Dry from noon today through noon tomorrow.  Showers develop noon tomorrow changing to flurries, snow pellets, ice pellets Thursday morning which then continue all day. Dry on Friday but still could be s few left over flurries along the north shore Kings county. More rain at times heavy possible on Saturday. Basically dry for Sunday and Monday.

Temperatures.. Will be falling soon with the wind shift to the W-NW. Normal tomorrow then below normal for Thursday and Friday. Above normal on Saturday, cooler again beginning on Sunday.

Wind.. Brisk-strong SW winds are shifting to W-NW now then slowly diminishing. Light-brisk SW for Tomorrow then westerly on Thursday. Strong southerlies expected again on Saturday.

Hazards.. Wet driving conditions in rain this morning. Brisk-strong west winds also this morning which may cause some power issues as well as possible bridge restrictions.

Watches/warnings.. Wind warning remains in effect for PEI for this morning.

Forecast..

  • Today.. Rain at times heavy tapering to showers then ending by noon followed by clearing, brisk-strong SW winds shifting to W-NW over the next hour or so, highs 15 now then falling 10 through the afternoon.
  • Tonight.. Few clouds, light-brisk W-NW winds, lows 4
  • Tomorrow.. Showers redeveloping  in the afternoon, light-brisk SW winds, highs 10
  • Thursday.. Showers changing to flurries, snow pellets, ice pellets, brisk W-NW winds, highs 5
  • Friday.. Sun and cloud, chance of a flurrie/showers down east early, highs 4
  • Saturday.. Rain at times heavy, brisk-strong south winds, highs 14
  • Sunday.. Sun and cloud, 9
  • Monday.. Sun and cloud, 4
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