More rain expected Saturday night into Sunday across PEI..

Friday, October 26th 8:25am.. An area of low pressure that crossed the island yesterday morning is now located over the northern Gulf and continues to drift away to the north. A ridge of high pressure oriented NW-SE stretches from Hudson’s Bay through the New England coast. This feature will also drift eastward and will crest over the island tomorrow noonish. Brisk west winds between these 2 systems will diminish to clam as thew ridge crests over the island. C;ids will begin to invade the region tomorrow afternoon ahead of the next weather system approaching from the US mid Atlantic coast. This system is actually the remnants of tropical system Willa which impacted the west coast of Mexico a few days ago. This system is now located in southern Alabama and is expected to move NE to be vicinity Cape Hatteras overnight tonight then track Northward along the US east coast to southern New England early Sunday morning. The storm will then turn northward moving inland through New Hampshire passing into eastern Quebec Sunday afternoon. Rain, mild temperatures and windy conditions are expected across PEI from this system beginning Saturday evening. Another weaker system will track from southern New England to NS on Monday afternoon/evening maintaining wet conditions. Skies begin to clear out on Tuesday as high pressure passes south of the Maritimes. More clouds and showers on Wednesday as a frontal system approaches from Quebec. Some sunshine on Thursday s high pressure move across. Clouds and rain return later Friday into Saturday.

Precipitation..  Could still be a flurrie or 2 down east. Significant rain event begins tomorrow mid/late evening and continues all day Sunday ending Monday morning with amounts with possible amounts in the 30-50 mm range. Still some uncertainty with these amounts  as the exact storm track is still unclear. More showers Monday evening as that 2nd system passes. Mostly dry Tuesday then  more rain on Wednesday, dry on Thursday. Rain begins late Friday and extends into Saturday.

Temperatures.. Cool today and Tomorrow. Warm-up  for Sunday and Monday. Slightly below normal for Tuesday then at or above normal Wednesday through Saturday.

Wind.. Brisk west winds today diminish to cal tonight through tomorrow afternoon then become light easterly tomorrow evening increasing to brisk-strong SE near noon on Sunday diminishing later in the day.

Hazards.. Wet driving conditions beginning tomorrow evening. Sig rain event for Saturday night into Sunday. Possible bridge restrictions Sunday morning-afternoon.

Watches/warnings.. Special weather statement in effect for Saturday night-Sunday for possible heavy rain.

Forecast..

  • Today.. Mostly cloudy, brisk west winds, highs 3
  • Tonight.. Clearing, light west winds diminishing to calm, lows -1
  • Tomorrow.. Sunny start becoming cloudy with rain mid/late evening, calm winds becoming light easterly, highs 4
  • Sunday.. Rain at times heavy, brisk-strong SE winds peaking near noon,  highs 16
  • Monday.. Cloudy with showers, light SE winds, highs 14
  • Tuesday.. Sun and cloud, light-brisk west winds, highs 7
  • Wednesday.. Rain, light-brisk SW winds, highs 9
  • Thursday.. Sunny, light-brisk NW winds, highs 8
  • Friday.. Increasing clouds with rain late, increasing south winds, highs 14
  • Saturday.. Rain, brisk south winds, highs 15 early then falling

 

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