Wet conditions expected next few days across PEI..

Wednesday, October 31st 6:40am.. Clouds and showers continues this morning across eastern PEI associated with a cold front moving east of Cape Breton. This activity should end this morning as the front moves further away and we may even see some sunny breaks as a weak ridge of high pressure crests over the island. Clouds and showers return tonight as a warm front approaches front the SW. This frontal system will then stall oriented in a NE-SW fashion across the Maritimes maintaining cloud and rain for the region for the next few days. A couple of waves of low pressure will then ripple NE from the American mid west crossing the region on Friday and again on Saturday/Saturday night. These systems will enhance rainfall which could approach warning criteria. The front finally sweeps across the island near dawn on Sunday morning a s the last in the series of weatehr disturbances moves NE toward Labrador. Skies begin to clear on Sunday as a large area of high pressure builds in from Ontario. This feature will crest over the island on Monday with sunshine and calm winds  but temps will be cooler. Unsettled weather returns on Tuesday as a system lasses by to our south. Will need to watch this for a further north track otherwise high pressure continues to dominate. Wednesday will see a powerful area of low pressure passing to out west through Ontario which will spread cloud, rain and wind into the Maritimes.

Precipitation.. Left over showers moving off eastern PEI this morning. Showers return near midnight tonight and continue through tomorrow morning tapering off through tomorrow afternoon as the front sinks south of the island. Rain at times heavy develops Friday noonish as the 1st wave of low pressure approaches tapering back to showers by early evening giving 20 mms. Rain redevelops by dawn on Saturday becoming heavy at times ending near dawn on Sunday morning. Rainfall amounts for this 2nd system could be as high as 30 mms.  Dry weather for Sunday morning through Wednesday evening but need to watch that ocean disturbance for Tuesday for any northward shift. More rain by Wednesday night as that powerful system in Ontario approaches.

Temperatures.. near normal next few days. Well above normal on Saturday cooling back to normal-slightly below normal Sunday through Wednesday.

Wind.. Light NW winds today shifting to SW tomorrow then back to the north on Friday. Winds shift back to the south again on Saturday then increase to brisk0-strnog southerly Saturday night shifting to NW near dawn Sunday morning.

Hazards.. Wet driving conditions in left over showers this morning then redevelop tonight and continue through Sunday morning. Heavy rain potential for Friday through Sunday morning with rain possibly approaching warning criteria. Winds will also be a concern Saturday night which may cause bridge restrictions. Plan accordingly if driving high sided vehicle Saturday night across the bridge.

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

Forecast..

  • Today… Morning showers, cloudy afternoon, light NW winds, highs 7
  • Tonight.. Cloudy with showers developing towards midnight, calm winds, lows 4 by midnight then slowly rising towards dawn.
  • Tomorrow.. Morning showers then remaining cloudy, light NW winds, highs 10
  • Friday.. Rain at times heavy, light-brisk NE winds, highs 7
  • Saturday.. Heavy rain, Increasing south winds becoming strong by evening, highs 17
  • Sunday.. Morning cloud and showers then clearing by noon, diminishing NW winds, temps steady near 8
  • Monday.. Sunny, calm winds, highs 6
  • Tuesday.. Cloudy, chance of showers, highs 8
  • Wednesday. Sunny start.. Increasing clouds with possible rain late. highs 9
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