Cold, wind, and flurries expected across PEI today and tomorrow.

Thursday, November 22nd, 6:30am.. A cold front swept across the island overnight giving out latest round of snow. This front marks the leading edge of a cold arctic airmass which which will settle in over the region through Friday. Brisk-strong NW winds blowing over the opens waters of the Gulf and Strait will also result in flurries/snow squalls where these winds blow onshore giving reduced visibility in snow and blowing snow.   High pressure will begin to approach from the west and is expected to crest over the island Sunday morning. High pressure should remain in control for Monday but wit will be weakening and moving off to the SE. Clouds will begin to invade later Monday as the next weather system approaches from the west. This system is expected to stall out near Montreal Tuesday with warmer air pushing northward across the Maritimes. Any precip should fall in the form of rain.

Precipitation.. Light snow associated with an intensifying area of low pressure located just east of Cape Breton this morning. This snow will taper to flurries this morning. The flurries will then become heavy at times as the winds become more NW. Kings  should see the worst of these conditions through Friday afternoon. Another 5-10 cms is possible in the heavier snow squalls. Basically dry for the Saturday through Monday period. Rain showers on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Temperatures.. Cold arctic air has invaded the Maritimes. Combine this with brisk-strong W-NW winds resulting in cold wind chill values of -15/-20 today and tomorrow. Temperatures will begin to moderate on Saturday returning close to normal for the remainder of the period.

Wind.. Brisk-strong W-NW winds expected today through  tomorrow diminishing during the day in Saturday dropping off to calm Saturday night and remaining very light on Sunday. Easterlies develop on Monday.

Hazards.. Snow covered roads next few days.  Cold air, additional snowfall and blowing/drifting snow will result in hazardous driving conditions especially in the rural exposed areas. Low wind chill values near -20 through Friday evening. Could be bridge restrictions for high sided vehicles later today as wind increases.

Watches/Warnings.. Blowing snow advisory in effect province wide. Cold air. brisk-strong W-NW winds and light dry snow.

Forecast..

  • Today.. Flurries, brisk-strong NW winds giving blowing;/drifting snow, highs -8
  • Tonight… Flurries, brisk-strong NW winds giving blowing;/drifting snow, lows -9
  • Tomorrow..  Flurries, brisk-strong NW winds giving blowing;/drifting snow, highs -6
  • Saturday.. Sun and cloud, chance of flurries down east, diminishing NW winds,  highs -1
  • Sunday.. Sun and cloud, very light north winds, highs +1
  • Monday.. Sun and cloud, light east winds, highs +2
  • Tuesday.. Rain, +4
  • Wednesday.. Showers, +4

 

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