Monday, January 28th 7:00am.. A cold front oriented North-South is currently located just west of Moncton and will continue eastward sweeping across PEI over the next couple hours. Mild temps, brisk south winds and rain showers ahead of the front will change to flurries, NW winds and falling temps along and in the wake of the front. High pressure will then build in behind the front for later today, tonight and tomorrow with cold clear conditions. Clouds will be on the increase later Tuesday as low pressure develops in southern Maine. This system will intensify and track northward through Maine and pass west of NB by suppertime Wednesday. Snow will begin noon Wednesday as this system approaches then briefly change to rain as warm air surges north. The rain changes back to snow Wednesday evening as colder air returns. Cold high pressure then dominates Friday and Saturday but cloud and few flurries are possible where these NW winds blow onshore. Clouds will be on the increase later Sunday as our next system approaches along with some moderating temperatures.
Precipitation.. Showers or flurries now will change to flurries over the next few hours west to east as a cold front sweeps eastward. Dry later today through tomorrow night. Snow begins near noon on Wednesday changing to rain mid afternoon then back to snow by evening ending mid evening. Flurries possible Thursday especially down east. Snow begins late Sunday night.
Temperatures.. 0n the mild side now but temps will plummet with the cold frontal passage over the next few hours dropping to -3 by noon, -10 by suppertime and -15 by dawn tomorrow. Staying cold tomorrow followed by a brief warm-up Wednesday suppertime. Temps will once again fall Wednesday evening and staying well below normal for Wednesday night through Sunday night. Moderating temps on Monday.
Wind.. Light-brisk south winds now will shift to W-NW with the cold frontal passage over the next couple hours which will usher in the cold air. Diminishing NW winds on Tuesday dropping off to cam Tuesday night. Increasing southerlies on Wednesday will increase to brisk-strong by Wednesday afternoon shifting to westerly Wednesday evening marking the cold frontal passage and the return to very cold temps. W-NW winds will continue Thursday through Sunday evening.
Hazards.. Wet or slushie surfaces will freeze solid this morning making for icy walking/driving fort the commute to work/school. Could see some flurries as well. Same temperature scenario for Wednesday. Possible 5 cms snow Wednesday afternoon before the change over to rain. Quite windy on Wednesday afternoon as well which could lead to possible bridge restrictions.
Watches/warnings.. None for PEI at this time.
- Today.. Morning showers/flurries changing to flurries this morning then clearing, light-brisk south winds shifting to W-NW this morning. Highs now near +1 falling to -3 by noon and -10 by suppertime.
- Tonight.. Clear, light NW winds, lows -15
- Tomorrow.. Sunny, light W-NW winds dropping off to calm by evening, highs -8
- Wednesday.. Snow beginning before noon, changing to rain early-mid afternoon then back to snow towards evening, brisk-strong south winds, highs +2
- Thursday.. Sun and cloud, brisk W-NW winds, highs -10
- Friday.. Sun and cloud, brisk W-NW winds, highs -13
- Saturday.. Sun and cloud, brisk W-NW winds, highs -13
- Sunday.. Sunny start, becoming cloudy with snow towards midnight, -13
- Monday.. Snow changing to rain, +3