Thursday, January 24th 6:15am.. A warm front is currently lift northward across the island resulting in moderating temperatures allowing the snow to change over to rain. An area of low pressure south of the Great Lakes will ripple NE along this frontal boundary moving across central NB towards Gaspe Bay Midnight Thursday night. The associated cold front is then expected to sweep eastward across the island just after midnight as well which will result in a wind shift to the west accompanied by falling temperatures. The air behind the front is not overly cold so not expecting a hard freeze but rather a cool down back to the freezing point. High pressure then builds in for Friday and Saturday with some sunshine. A weak low pressure system moves through on later Sunday into early Monday with some cloud and flurries/light snow. High pressure in control for later Monday into Tuesday Low pressure approaches later Tuesday with snow developing which should change over to rain on Wednesday.
Precipitation.. Snow will continue to change to rain across the remainder of the island over the next couple hours. Rain then becomes heavy at times ending just after midnight tonight. Total snowfall amounts of 5 cms followed by 15-25 mms. The heavier amounts up west closer to the storm track. Dry for Friday and Saturday. Light snow on Sunday afternoon into early MOnday. Dry for Monday and Tuesday. Snow and or rain for Tuesday night into Wednesday.
Temperatures.. Mild today with temps climbing to +10 late this evening. Temps then begin to fall back just after midnight to +1 by dawn tomorrow then slow fall or steady through the day. Normal cold on Saturday then slightly above normal for Sunday and Monday. Cold on Tuesday then mild again on Wednesday.
Wind.. Brisk gusty south winds today shifting to westerly after midnight tonight marking the cold frontal passage. Brisk west winds tomorrow and Saturday shifting back to the SE on Sunday and Monday.
Hazards.. Rainfall and snow melt will lead to local city street flooding and rural ditch/road flooding. Residence prone to water in basements should make be aware. Wet/slushie surfaces may begin to freeze on Friday morning as tempos fall back towards the freezing mark but it doesn’t look like a fast hard freeze at this point. Strong winds may result in bridge restrictions later today.
Watches/warnings.. Special weatehr statement remains in effect for PEI.
- Today.. Cloudy with snow changing to rain, gusty brisk south winds, temps rising to
- Tonight.. Rain ending just after midnight, Brisk south winds shifting to SW-W just after midnight, temps rising to +10 by midnight for a couple hours then falling to 0 by dawn.
- Tomorrow.. Sun and cloud, brisk SW-W winds, temps steady near 0
- Saturday.. Sunny, brisk west winds, highs -8
- Sunday.. Cloudy, light snow by afternoon, brisk SE winds, highs 0
- Monday.. Cloudy snow early then clearing, brisk west winds, highs 0
- Tuesday.. Sunny start becoming cloudy with light snow late, light SE winds, highs -5
- Wednesday.. Rain and/or snow, brisk SE winds, highs +4