Winter storm continues to batter PEI today..

Thursday, November 29th 6:50am.. A low pressure system developed well south of Sable yesterday morning then intensified as it moved northward towards eastern NS. This system is now a major winter storm and is located just east of Cape Breton Island where it will remain stationary for the remainder of today then begin to drift off to the east tonight. Strong northerly winds will continue all day giving pounding surf along the north shore. The snow may at times change over to rain especially across eastern PEI as some slightly warmer air gets wrapped around the system. Conditions begin to improve later tonight with precip tapering to showers/flurries and winds slowly start diminishing. A north-south ridge of high pressure currently through the western Great Lakes will also drift eastward and is expected to crest over the island Saturday night giving clear skies and clams winds. Clouds will begin to invade after midnight Saturday night as the next weather system approaches. This system will approach from the Great Lakes early Sunday then secondary area of low pressure develops Sunday afternoon along the Maine Coast tracking into the Maritimes Sunday night. Snow will begin near noon on Sunday but change over to rain as warmer air pushes northward across the island. High pressure begins to build in from the west for late Tuesday and into Wednesday. Some models are hinting at another possible storm on Wednesday evening. This will neeed to be watched..

Precipitation.. Snow may change over to rain especially for Kings county today then everything tapering to showers/flurries later this afternoon which should also end tomorrow afternoon. Additional amounts of 10 cms possible. Rain begins Sunday afternoon (May start out briefly as snow) tapering to showers near dawn on Monday. Showers or flurries continues Monday and Tuesday.

Temperatures.. At or slightly below normal today through Sunday. One-day warm-up on Monday. Slightly below normal again on Tuesday.

Wind.. Very strong northerly winds now will peak near noon today with gusts to 100 KMH then gradually diminish after supper. Brisk-strong northerlies tomorrow dropping off to light late Friday night into early Saturday morning then calm Saturday night. Increasing SE winds develop on Sunday.

Hazards.. Accumulating heavy wet snow today, Very strong north winds giving elevated water levels along the north showers especially during high tides along with large pounding waves. Possible power outages. Bridge Restrictions.

Watches/warnings.. Winter storm warnings remains in effect for all of PEI..

Forecast..

  • Today.. Snow/rain, strong north winds, highs +2
  • Tonight.. Showers/flurries, strong north winds, temps steady near +1
  • Tomorrow.. Cloudy showers/flurries, brisk-strong north winds, highs +2
  • Saturday.. Sun and cloud, light north winds, highs +1
  • Sunday.. Rain late, light SE winds developing, highs +2
  • Monday.. Rain taper to showers, brisk SW winds, highs +7
  • Tuesday.. Showers/flurries, Temps falling to -1
  • Wednesday.. Possible snow late
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