Flurries and turning colder tonight across PEI..

Sunday, January 6th 3:30pm.. The low pressure system that brought the snow to the island last night and this morning is now located over SE Newfoundland and continues to move away to the NE. A cold front will sweep across the island late this evening which will introduce some arctic air for tomorrow. Brisk NW winds and falling temperatures will now spread across the Maritimes in the wake of this system and continue through tomorrow as high pressure approaches from Ontario. This ridge of high pressure will crest over the island Tuesday morning then shift east. Clouds will once again be on the increase on Tuesday as the next weather system approaches from the west. This low pressure system will be in Quebec Tuesday night with secondary low pressure developing near Cape Cod Wednesday morning. This new low then takes over as the primary system then tracks NE right into the Maritimes Wednesday night into Thursday. Initially sow will begin from this system before dawn on Wednesday but expecting into change over to rain as warm air gets wrapped around this system. Rain should change back to snow on Thursday morning with colder air returning as the system pulls away to the NE. High pressure then in control through next weekend.

Precipitation.. The snow has tapered to flurries now and these will continue tonight and tomorrow in the onshore NW winds off the Gulf. Dry for Tuesday. Snow begins overnight Tuesday night into Wednesday morning which should change to rain later Wednesday then back to snow on Thursday morning. Too early for snowfall amounts but could be significant.

Temperatures.. Steady this evening near -2 then fall sharply with the cold frontal passage towards midnight. Cold for tomorrow and Tuesday. Warm-up for Wednesday and Thursday then turning much colder beginning on Friday. The coldest air of the season is set for Sunday and Monday.

Wind.. Light NW winds now will increase to brisk NW with the cold front later this evening then diminish tomorrow afternoon. Winds drop off to calm tomorrow night into  Tuesday noontime then become light SE Tuesday afternoon increasing to brisk SE Wednesday morning.

Hazards.. Wet slushie surfaces will freeze solid tonight. Brisk NW winds and flurries (at times heavy) will give reduced visibility in snow and blowing snow tonight. Caution on the roads later this evening.

Watches/warnings.. Special weather statement remains in effect now but expect that to be ended shortly.

Forecast..

  • Tonight.. Cloudy with flurries becoming heavy at times later this evening. light NW winds, increasing to brisk giving extensive blowing/drifting snow, Temps steady near -2 the falling sharply towards midnight dropping to -8 by dawn.
  • Tomorrow.. Sun west, cloud and flurries east, brisk NW winds, highs -7
  • Tuesday.. Sunny, light SE winds, highs -7
  • Wednesday.. Snow changing to rain late, brisk SE winds, highs +1
  • Thursday.. Rain changing back to snow near dawn, brisk NW winds, temps +1 falling to -7 in the afternoon.
  • Friday.. Sunny, light-brisk west winds, highs -7
  • Saturday.. Sunny, light-brisk west winds, highs -14
  • Sunday.. Sunny, light-brisk west winds, highs -20
  • Monday.. Sunny, light-brisk west winds, highs -20
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