Cold, windy, showers/flurries expected today across PEI.

Thursday,October 18th 6:50am.. A strengthening area of low pressure located over the northern Gulf of St Lawrence will continue to move today towards Newfoundland. Winds will increase to become brisk-strong NW this morning which will result in onshore showers developing. These showers will change over to flurries/snow pellets/ice pellets this morning as temps fall. Friday will be windy and cold across the island with ant left over snow showers confined to eastern Kings county. A ridge of high pressure will crest over the region Friday afternoon which will result in the winds backing to the SW-W. Clouds will begin thicken up later Friday as a warm front approaches with rain developing early Saturday. An area of low pressure will then develop along the front early Sunday over southern NS. This new low will then intensify and track NE into Cape Breton during the day enhancing rainfall across the island especially during the afternoon on Sunday. This system begins to pull away Sunday evening with any left over showers changing to flurries as colder air invades.  begins to build in for MOnday but again NW winds will result in showers/flurries for eastern sections where these winds blow onshore. Clouds and rain return Tuesday  as a storm system intensifies over the Maritimes. Left over showers on Wednesday then sunshine for Thursday and Friday.

Precipitation.. Showers changing to flurries/snow pellets/ice pellets this morning ending early tomorrow morning. Western PEI will fair the best with more sunshine than cloud where as eastern PEI will see more cloud/flurries. Basically dry tomorrow. Showers develop afternoon tapering to showers Sunday afternoon then to flurries Sunday evening. Dry for Monday, More rain begins Tuesday afternoon tapers to showers Wednesday morning. Dry for Thursday and Friday.

Temperatures.. Cold today and tomorrow. One-day warm-up on Saturday which extends into early Sunday. Cool down Sunday afternoon, cold Monday. Normal for Tuesday. Cold Wednesday then normal on Thursday.

Wind.. Increasing NW winds today becoming brisk-strong through the afternoon. Diminishing NW winds on Friday shifting to SW late Friday evening. Increasing SW winds on Saturday becoming brisk-strong through the afternoon shifting to NW Sunday morning. Brisk west winds continue on Monday becoming southerly on Tuesday.

Hazards.. Wet driving conditions in showers/flurries today. Windy conditions may cause restrictions on the bridge this afternoon/evening.

Watches/warnings.. None for PEI at this time.

Forecast..

  • Today.. Cloudy with showers, flurries, ice pellets. Brisk-strong NW winds, highs 3
  • Tonight.. Cloudy with chance of showers, flurries, ice pellets. Brisk NW winds, lows 0
  • Tomorrow.. Sunny west, cloudy east becoming sunny, brisk west winds, highs 4
  • Saturday.. Cloudy with showers developing, brisk south winds, highs 15
  • Sunday.. Morning rain tapering to showers through the afternoon, brisk NW winds, highs 10 in the morning  then falling through the afternoon to 5 by suppertime.
  • Monday.. Sun and cloud, west winds, highs 5
  • Tuesday.. Rain developing, brisk south winds, highs 10 by evening
  • Wednesday.. Showers ending, NW winds, highs 5
  • Thursday..  Sunny, 8
  • Friday.. Sunny, 8
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