Tuesday, January 8th 7:00am… A north-south ridge of high pressure is currently located through NB and drifting eastward. This feature will crest over the island over the next few hours. Clouds will thicken up today as the next weather system approaches. This system will approach from the west tonight then redevelop near Cape Cod tomorrow morning then move slowly NE tracking into the Bay of Fundy or eastern NB Wednesday night then continues slowly through eastern NB to a position just north of western PEI near noon on Thursday. Snow will begin tonight as the system approaches then change over to rain as it moves closer and milder air gets wrapped around. Any rain should change back over to snow on Thursday as the low pressure system pulls away and cooler air returns. Arctic air then floods in behind this system on the weekend with High pressure will cresting over the island on Sunday. Models are hinting at east coast development early next week but will need to wait and see.
Precipitation.. Snow begins about 3 am tonight changing to rain near noon on Wednesday then back to snow Thursday afternoon. The bulk of the snow will fall between dawn tomorrow and noon with 10-20 cms, about 5-10 mms rain. The higher snow amounts for Prince county and higher rainfall amounts across Kings county. Flurries for later Thursday through Friday. Basically dry for later Friday through Monday.
Temperatures.. Moderating temps begin today rising to -6 this afternoon then -3 by dawn tomorrow, 0 by noon tomorrow, +2 tomorrow evening then falling back to 0 by noon on Thursday, -8 Friday. Very cold weekend and into next week.
Wind.. Calm winds til about noon today then light SE winds develop this afternoon increasing to brisk overnight tonight pealing near noon tomorrow gusting to 80 KMH. Light-brisk southerlies for tomorrow night into Thursday followed by light-brisk westerlies through the weekend.
Hazards… Accumulating snow beginning overnight tonight changing to rain near noon tomorrow. The snow will be heavy and wet as temps warm-up. String SE winds tomorrow morning may give bridge restrictions so plan accordingly if traveling. Wet snow and slush will then refreeze solid Thursday evening and stay frozen through at least well into next week. So clear roads/driveways/walking areas early before everything freezes up Thursday evening.
Watches/warnings.. Special weatehr statement in effect.
- Today.. Cloudy, light SE winds developing, temps rising to -5 by suppertime.
- Tonight.. Overcast, snow beginning after midnight, brisk SE winds, temps rising to -3 by dawn
- Tomorrow.. Snow changing to rain near noon, brisk-strong SE wind peaking near noon then diminishing, temps climbing to 0 by noon then steady near +2 by evening
- Thursday.. Showers changing to flurries near noon, light-brisk south winds, shifting to westerly, temps steady near +2 then falling to -1 by suppertime, -4 by midnight.
- Friday.. Sun and cloud, flurries, light-brisk west winds, temps falling to -10 by suppertime.
- Saturday.. Sun and cloud, light-brisk west winds, highs -14
- Sunday.. Sun and cloud, light-brisk west winds, highs -9
- Monday.. Sun and cloud, light-brisk west winds, highs -7