Daily Archives: November 9, 2018

Rain/snow begins after midnight tonight across PEI..

Friday, November 9th 7:00am.. A ridge of high pressure oriented NW-SE is currently located through Ca;e Cod. This feature will drift NE cresting over the island this evening. An area of low pressure will develop along the mid Atlantic coast near New York City this evening then intensify as it tracks NE to be located along the Maine Coast tomorrow morning then turn northward moving across NB into the Gaspe Bay region tomorrow evening. Rain and string winds will accompany this feature for PEI. The coldest air is then set to invade the Maritimes in the wake of this system later Saturday. Sun and cloud expected on Sunday and Monday with a chance of a flurries in the onshore W-NW winds. Winds drop off to calm Tuesday morning as high pressure crests over the island. Clouds will be on the increase here as well as the next weather system approaches. This system will be a developing noreaster moving northward through New England and into eastern Quebec. The air will be quite cold so expect the associated precipitation to begin as snow by suppertime Tuesday then transition to rain as temps warm up. Strong winds will also accompany this system and continue into Thursday as the noreaster pulls away to the north. Weak high pressure crosses the region for Friday then watching another potential rain/snow event for Saturday.

Precipitation.. 1) Rain begins after midnight tonight tapering to showers tomorrow afternoon then ending towards early evening. The precip could start out as wet snow across areas west of Charlottetown before changing to rain. The further west you are, the longer it will take to change over hence 1-5 cms snow expected with the 5 cms for west prince. 20-30 mms rain then possible.  Chance of flurries for Sunday and Monday.  2) Snow begins near suppertime on Tuesday changing to rain by midnight then ending  near noon on Wednesday. Amounts are still not clear by models are hinting at 5-10 cms snow before the change over followed by 10-15 mms rain. 3) Rain/snow on Saturday.

Temperatures.. Normal today, one-day warm-up tomorrow. Cold for Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.  One-day warm-up on Wednesday. Cold returns for Thursday through Sunday.

Wind.. Quite windy over the next week or so as several strong weather systems will be moving through.

Remembrance Day Ceremonies..  Bundle up.. Sun and cloud, chance of a flurrie, brisk-strong SW winds. Late morning temps near +2 and wind chills near -5.  Bundle up !!

Hazards.. Hazardous driving conditions in rain/snow beginning after midnight tonight and continues through tomorrow afternoon. Anyone driving into NB will encounter significant snows especially across western and northern NB. Wind may also result in travel restrictions on the bridge beginning tomorrow morning.  Cold for Remembrance Day activities. Dress accordingly.

Watches/warnings. Special weather statement in effect for rain and possible snow beginning after midnight tonight.

Forecast..

  • Today.. Sunny start, increasing clouds, diminishing NW winds dropping off to calm later this af6ernoon, highs 5
  • Tonight.. Rain beginning after midnight east of Charlottetown and Snow west changing to rain before dawn west. Light SE winds developing, lows 1 this evening then slow warming after midnight.
  • Tomorrow.. Rain ending in the afternoon, brisk-strong SE winds shifting to SW late in the day, highs 14
  • Sunday.. Sun and cloud, brisk SW winds, highs +3
  • Monday.. Sun and cloud, brisk West winds, highs +2
  • Tuesday.. Sunny start clouding over with snow beginning near suppertime then changing to rain by midnight. highs 5
  • Wednesday.. Rain ending near noon, then clearing, brisk SW winds, highs 12
  • Thursday.. Sun and cloud, West winds, highs -1
  • Friday.. Sun and cloud.. -1
  • Saturday.. Rain/snow, 0
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