Flurries possible today and tomorrow across PEI..

Thursday, October 25th 8:20am... A low pressure system developed in the Bay of Fundy yesterday and approached southern NS which resulted in the rain at times heavy across the Maritimes. Even a few thundershowers accompanied this system. The system has moved slowly northward and ins now located in the southern Gulf of St Lawrence just north of Kings county and will continue to drift northward to be located near Anticosti Island by late this afternoon. Brisk-strong-NW winds will develop in the wake of this system today allowing cool air to flood in from the north. Any left over showers will change over to flurries in this cooler air. A ridge of high pressure will then begin to approach from the west and is expected to crest over the island Saturday afternoon. All eyes then shift to the south as the remnants of tropical system Willa. This system is now located along the Texas coast and will drift eastward today redeveloping off the east coast near Cape Hatteras early Saturday morning. The system will then intensify and track northward as a noreaster moving along the coast to be located on the Gulf of Maine by Sunday afternoon then continue northward moving inland through Maine and weakening  passing west of NB Sunday night. Heavy rain and strong winds will accompany this system. High pressure will briefly build in Monday Morning/afternoon allowing for some relief then another noreaster approaches from the SW spreading more rain and wind across the region Monday night into Tuesday morning. High pressure returns for Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday with sunshine. Clouds and rain approach on Thursday as a warm front approaches.

Precipitation.. The stormy wet weather pattern continues… Showers will transition to flurries this morning and continue overnight into tomorrow in the cool West winds. The trend will be for dryer conditions tomorrow as the system pulls away and high pressure builds in. Saturday will be dry but increasing clouds with rain developing near midnight. Rain event expected on Sunday with the heaviest rains expected down east. Can’t give actual amounts yet but looks like rainfall warnings may be required. Left over showers on Monday as this system pulls away then rain redevelops  Monday night into Tuesday morning as the 2nd noreaster approaches. Wednesday and Thursday should be cloudy with just a chance of showers.

Temperatures... Cool today through Saturday. Warm-up on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. Slightly below normal for Wednesday and Thursday followed by another warm-up for Friday

Wind.. Brisk west winds today and tomorrow dropping off to calm Saturday. Light easterlies develop Saturday evening increasing to brisk-strong Sunday.

Halloween.. Right now looking cloudy with chance of showers. Light-brisk NW winds and evening temps near 6

Hazards.. A shower or flurrie today and tomorrow. Rain event begins Saturday night and continues all day Sunday. Possible bridge restrictions on Sunday.

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

Forecast..

  • Today.. Cloudy, chance of a flurrie, brisk west winds, highs 4
  • Tonight.. Cloudy, chance of a flurrie, Light-brisk west winds, lows 0
  • Tomorrow.. Cloudy, chance of a flurrie, brisk west winds, highs 3
  • Saturday.. Sunny start becoming cloudy, rain late, light east winds developing, highs 5
  • Sunday.. Rain at times heavy, brisk-strong SE winds, highs 15
  • Monday.. Cloudy, 15
  • Tuesday.. Rain, 11
  • Wednesday.. Cloudy, chance of a shower, 6
  • Thursday.. Cloudy, 8

 

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