Daily Archives: January 26, 2019

Flurries or light snow today and tonight across PEI..

Saturday, January 26th 7:45am.. A weal cold front and low pressure will effect the island today with some cloudy periods and flurries or periods of light snow. Sunshine expected early tomorrow with high pressure passing overhead. Clouds will quickly move into tomorrow morning as a warm front approaches from the west with some light snow developing by mid evening.Snow may change over to rain near midnight as warmer air invades behind the warm front. The associated cold front then sweep eastward across the island near breakfast tome on Monday morning ushering in much colder air by noon. High pressure briefly builds in Monday evening into Tuesday morning with clear skies. Clouds will once again be on the increase Tuesday as the next weather system approaches from the west. Low pressure will move into central Quebec on Tuesday which will spawn secondary low pressure development over southern Maine/New Hampshire late Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning. This new low will then move northward through Maine/western NB Wednesday afternoon with some light snow for the island. Could be mixed with some rain as warmer air wraps around the system. The associated cold front will then sweep across the region early Thursday with a return to colder conditions and flurries. Looks like an extended period of cold winter time fair weather as high pressure in control from later Thursday through Sunday.

Precipitation.. Few flurries today and tonight giving a coating. Light snow again tomorrow evening turning to rain near midnight then back to snow before dawn ending by noon. Light amounts expected. Light snow near dawn Wednesday briefly changing to rain Wednesday afternoon then ending. Flurries Thursday morning with the cold front. Cold dry conditions later Thursday through Sunday.

Temperatures.. At or slightly above normal today and tomorrow. Brief sharp cool down near dawn Monday morning. Remaining a bit cold on Monday and Tuesday then another brief warm-up for Tuesday night into Wednesday afternoon. Another sharp cool down late Wednesday afternoon and remaining rather cold through Friday and the weekend.

Wind.. Light-brisk westerlies will drop off to calm tonight. Light-brisk SE winds develop tomorrow shifting to NW near dawn on Monday morning with the cold frontal passage.

Hazards.. Light snow today and tonight may give 1-2 cms. Some rain or wet snow tomorrow night will make surfaces wet which will then freeze over for the commute to work or school Monday morning make travel a bit hazardous. Caution for this Monday morning. Same thing will occur Wednesday afternoon for the commute home from work or school as temps fall after the cold front.

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

  • Forecast..
  • Today.. Cloudy periods with a few flurries, light-brisk W-NW winds, highs -5
  • Tonight.. Cloudy with few flurries ending towards midnight then clearing,  NW winds dropping off to clam, temps steady near -5
  • Tomorrow.. Sun early, clouding over with light snow towards evening changing to rain by midnight, brisk SE winds, temps rising to -1 by mid afternoon, 0 by midnight.
  • Monday.. Morning cloud and flurries, winds shifting to NW near dawn and temps falling quickly from +2 before dawn to -4 by breakfast, -7 by noon,
  • Tuesday.. Sun and cloud chance of a flurries, light north winds, highs -6
  • Wednesday.. Snow by dawn changing to rain by noon then back to flurries by late afternoon. Brisk SE winds shifting to SW in the afternoon, highs +3 at noon then falling at suppertime.
  • Thursday.. Morning flurries, NW winds highs -10
  • Friday.. Sunny, brisk west winds, highs -8
  • Saturday.. Sunny, light-brisk west winds, highs -12
  • Sunday.. Sunny, light-brisk west winds, highs -8