Snow returns this evening across PEI..

Sunday, December 2nd 8:30am.. A ridge of high pressure oriented north-south is currently crossing the island. This feature will drift off to the east today, meanwhile an area of low pressure will be moving NE through  the Great Lakes today. Secondary low pressure will develop along the Maine coast early this evening and move NE into the Bay of Fundy then across western PEI near dawn tomorrow. This system will bring a mix bag of rain and snow to the island starting late this afternoon. The associated cold front will extend back to the west and is now expected to move across the island until mid morning on Tuesday. Any showers will change over to flurries as temps drop in the wake of the front. Cold High pressure in control for Wednesday and Thursday. A frontal system expected to move across the island with cloud and flurries. High pressure return for Saturday….. So,  No significant weather events ahead. Some snow changing to rain tonight along with some mild weather. Cool down beginning late tomorrow evening which will continue in to next weekend but no real frigid weather expected.

Precipitation... Precip will begin as snow late this afternoon then transition over to rain be early/mid evening ten taper to showers by dawn tomorrow. Snowfall amounts could be 1-3 cms before the change over. Rainfall amounts near 10-15 mms. Showers expected tomorrow through tomorrow evening changing over to periods of snow late tomorrow evening then tapering to flurries Tuesday morning. 3-5 cms snow expected. Few flurries for the remainder of Tuesday into first half of Wednesday. Dry on Thursday. Flurries again on Friday and Saturday.

Temperatures.. Warm-up begin today with temps peaking near dawn tomorrow near 10 then slowly falling back through the day. The cold frontal passage late tomorrow evening will see temps fall back below normal for later Tuesday through Thursday. One-day back to normal on Friday followed by another cool down for the weekend.

Wind.. Increasing SE winds today peaking at brisk near midnight tonight then to westerly tomorrow morning. Winds then shift to the NE Monday evening.

Hazards.. 1-3 cms of snow for a few hours beginning near suppertime today. Rain and snow melt may give some water issues tonight/early tomorrow. Another round of snow tomorrow night into Tuesday morning giving 3-5 cms. Any wet surfaces may freeze over Tuesday as temps drop below zero.

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

Forecast..

  • Today.. Cloudy with light snow beginning near suppertime, light SE winds, developing, highs
  • Tonight.. Snow (1-3 cms) changing to rain mid evening, brisk SE winds temps rising to 10 by dawn.
  • Tomorrow.. Rain tapering to showers near dawn, Showers changing to periods of snow towards midnight, light-brisk west winds, temps slowly falling 4 by suppertime, 0 by midnight.
  • Tuesday.. Flurries or periods of snow, brisk NW winds, highs 0 in the morning slowly falling through the day.
  • Wednesday.. Flurries, Light-brisk NW winds, highs -5
  • Thursday.. Sunny, light winds, highs -2
  • Friday.. Cloudy with flurries, light westerly winds, highs 0
  • Saturday.. Flurries, -7
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