Diminishing winds today across PEI..

Friday, November 30th 6:30am.. The major winter storm responsible fro the snow and wind has begin to weaken and drift eastward. This system is now located south of Newfoundland and is moving away to east which is allowing the winds to diminish. A NE-SW ridge of high pressure currently extends from northern Quebec down through the central Great Lakes. This feature is drifting eastward and should crest over the island late tomorrow night into early Sunday morning. Clear skies and clam winds will accompany this feature. Skies will begin to cloud over as a low pressure system approaches from Quebec. A secondary area of low pressure will then develop in the Gulf of Maine Sunday night. This system will then move NE into the Maritimes by early Monday morning. This will be a rather mild system so expecting a rain event here. The associated cold front will sweep across the island Tuesday morning bringing a return to cooler weather along with some flurries or periods of snow. Mid week is looking better now than it did yesterday. There will be a coastal storm develop on Wednesday but this system is now expected to remain well south of the region but will continue to watch this for a northward shift in track. For now High pressure in control for mid week.

Precipitation… Could be a few left over flurries or showers today and tonight but the trend will be for improving. Rain begins Suppertime Sunday which may briefly begin as snow especially up west. Rain tapers to showers by Dawn on Monday. Showers the remainder of Monday. Showers change to flurries or periods of snow on Tuesday with a few cms. Flurries for Wednesday and Thursday.

Temperatures.. Basically normal today through Tuesday. Slightly below normal beginning on Wednesday.

Wind.. Diminishing  northerly winds continue today dropping off to light NW later today then calm tomorrow afternoon. Brisk SE winds develop on Sunday.

Hazards.. Could still be elevated water levels on the high tides along the north shore but the wave action is diminishing. Good day for clean-up and working on power outages.. Rain, mild temps and snow melt Sunday night into Monday may lead to possible water issues.

Watches/warnings.. All warnings have ended for PEI…


  • Today.. Cloudy with a few flurries/showers, light-brisk North winds, highs +3
  • Tonight.. Cloudy, chance of a flurrie, light NW winds, lows 0
  • Tomorrow.. Cloudy but clearing, chance of a morning flurrie/shower, light NW winds, highs +1
  • Sunday.. Cloudy, rain beginning late afternoon,  brisk SE winds, highs +1
  • Monday.. Rain tapering to showers, light-brisk SW winds, highs +6
  • Tuesday.. Cloudy with few flurries, light-brisk NW winds, highs +2 early then falling to -2 in the afternoon.
  • Wednesday.. Cloudy with a few flurries, light-brisk NW winds, highs -2
  • Thursday.. Cloudy with a few flurries, light-brisk NW winds, highs -2




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