Some sunshine expected today and tomorrow across PEI.

Wednesday, November 7th 6:30am.. A strong area of low pressure is currently moving across central Quebec this morning. The Associated frontal systems are extending eastward from this  low and crosses the island over the past few hours. It was these frontal systems that gave the significant rainfall to the island over the past 24 hours. The low will move NE into Labrador today allowing high pressure to build in from the west which  should crest over the island Friday afternoon. Sunshine and diminishing W-NW winds will accompany this feature. Clouds will begin to spread across the island later Friday as the next low pressure system approaches. This system will move across the Great Lakes Friday and spawn  a new coastal low pressure system near Cape Cod late Friday night. This new system will then move NE through the Bay of Fundy and across central NB on Saturday morning. More rain and wind will accompany this system but much colder air will flood in behind as the storm system pulls away to the NE. Sun and cloud will prevail on Sunday and Monday along with diminishing westerly winds. Again, the coldest air of the season will be in place. High pressure will crest over the island on Tuesday morning allowing winds to shift to the south as the high pressure exits into the Atlantic. The stormy unsettled pattern continues as clouds once again spread across the island later Tuesday as the next low pressure system approaches from the SW spreading more rain across the island by Tuesday night. This rain could actually start out as snow before changing to rain as temps warm.

Precipitation.. Any showers should end over the next couple hours. Dry conditions then expected through Friday evening. Rain begins near midnight Friday night ending Saturday evening giving another 10 mms. Can’t rule out a local flurrie for Sunday and Monday. Snow begins near midnight Tuesday night quickly changing to rain and continues into Wednesday.

Temperatures.. Slow cool down back to normal today and remains near normal through Friday. Brief one-day warm-up on Saturday afternoon then abruptly cools down with the passage of a cold front Saturday afternoon. The coldest air of the season set for Sunday, Monday and Tuesday with temps steady near zero. Brief one day warm-up on Wednesday then back to cold for Thursday.

Wind.. Brisk-strong SW winds today and tomorrow dropping off to calm for Friday. Light SE winds then develop late Friday increasing to brisk-strong on Saturday then shifting to SW Saturday afternoon.

Remembrance Day Ceremonies.  Bundle up !!!!  Sun and cloud, can’t rule out a flurrie, brisk West winds with late morning temps near +1 and windchill temps near -5.

Hazards.. Quite next couple days…

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

Forecast..

  • Today.. Showers ending then partial clearing, brisk-strong SW-W winds, highs 12
  • Tonight.. Cloudy periods, light-brisk SW-W winds, lows 6
  • Tomorrow.. Sunny, brisk SW-W winds, highs 9
  • Friday.. Sunny start increasing clouds through the afternoon with rain towards midnight, diminishing W-NW winds, highs 6
  • Saturday.. Rain ending late, brisk SE winds, highs 14
  • Sunday.. Sun and cloud, brisk west winds, highs 2
  • Monday.. Sun and cloud, brisk west winds, highs 1
  • Tuesday.. Sunny start, becoming cloudy with snow by midnight, calm winds highs 1
  • Wednesday..  Rain…12

 

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