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Rain today, sunny but chilly tomorrow across PEI..

Wednesday, May 23rd 6:30am.. A frontal system oriented ENE-WSW is currently stretched out across the Gulf of St Lawrence just north of PEI. This system is responsible for the cloud and rain currently falling across the island. The front will continue to drop south and is expected to move across PEI later this afternoon. Much cooler air will flood in behind this front in fact there could be a few snow flurries mid evening. High pressure briefly builds in early tomorrow with sunshine but clouds will be spreading across the region by mid day as a warm front approaches from the NW with Rain beginning by suppertime. The low pressure system moves though early Friday but the trailing cold front will extend back to the west maintaining cloud and few showers into early Saturday. The front finally drops south later Saturday allowing skies to clear. High pressure then in control for Sunday and Monday. A frontal system spreads cloud and rain across the region for Monday night into Tuesday.

Precipitation.. The first round of Rain  should end this morning then a 2nd round of rain begins near suppertime ending mid evening. (Wouldn’t be surprised to see a flurrie or two before it ends tonight).  Dry on Thursday, Rain on Friday, chance of a shower on Saturday, dry on Sunday and MOnday, Showers on Tuesday into Wednesday morning.

Temperatures.. Cool today and tomorrow. Normal on Friday followed by another cool day on Saturday and Sunday. Normal on MOnday and above normal on Tuesday.

Wind.. Brisk SW winds now will abruptly shift to the NNW this afternoon marking the cold frontal passage. Northerlies continue tonight into tomorrow then shifting to South late tomorrow afternoon. Brisk SW winds continue into Friday shifting back to the north on Saturday. Easterlies on Sunday.

Thunderstorms..  Maybe a rumble of thunder later this afternoon associated with the cold frontal passage.

Hazards.. Wet driving conditions in rain today..

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

Forecast..
Today.. Rain ending before noon then redeveloping late this afternoon, light-brisk SW winds shifting to NW this afternoon, temps steady near 15 then falling to 5 by suppertime.

Tonight.. Showers changing to “flurries” this evening then ending before midnight, light-brisk North winds, lows 3

Tomorrow.. sunny, light north winds, highs 7

Friday.. Rain, brisk SW winds, highs 16

Saturday.. Cloudy chance of showers early, clearing late, light north winds, highs 9

Sunday.. Sunny, light east winds, highs 14

Monday.. Sunny start becoming cloudy with possible rain late, 17

Tuesday.. Showers, 20

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Sunshine today, showers tomorrow across PEI..

Tuesday, May 22nd 6:45am.. Clear skies and calm wind this morning as an area  of high pressure crested over the island. This feature will drift off to the SE over the next few hours, Clouds will begin to invade this evening as a frontal system oriented NE-SW across the St Lawrence River Valley begins to approach. This front will be located across northern western NB during the overnight hours tonight then sweeping across PEI early tomorrow afternoon. Cloud and rain will accompany this feature but more importantly, there will be a wind shift to the north and temps will plummet making for a very chilly Thursday as high pressure briefly builds in. Clouds will return Thursday evening as a warm front approaches with rain developing before dawn on Friday morning. A frontal system remains draped across the region through Saturday maintaining cloud and showers activity. Sunshine returns on Sunday and Monday with high pressure in control then more cloud and showers on Tuesday.

Precipitation.. Showers should spread into western PEI during the overnight hours tonight then across Charlottetown area near dawn ending tomorrow evening giving about 5 mms. Dry for Thursday then more rain begins Thursday night/early Friday morning and continues through Saturday afternoon. Sunday and Monday looking dry.

Temperatures.. Normal today.. Tomorrow never really warms up from the overnight and high temperature will occur about noon near 10 then the frontal passage (wind shift to the north) near noon will result in temperatures falling to +5 by suppertime. Thursday stays cold with highs only near 8. Friday, Saturday and Sunday stays well below normal then finally a warm up for beginning of next week.

Wind.. Light south winds today increasing to brisk tonight into tomorrow morning then shifting to the north near noon tomorrow (Frontal passage). Light north winds continue through Thursday shifting back to the SW on Friday then back to the north again on Saturday

Hazards..  Wet driving conditions tomorrow. Cold again Thursday morning but I think it will be too windy for frost.

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

Forecast..

Today.. Sunny, light SW winds, highs 17

Tonight.. Cloudy with showers beginning towards dawn, brisk SW winds, lows 13

Tomorrow.. Cloud and Showers, brisk SW winds shifting to north near noon, Temps 13 near dawn then falling to 10 (near noon) then falling abruptly with the wind shift to +5 by suppertime. (Take a sweater/jacket to work)

Thursday.. Sunny, light north winds, highs 9

Friday.. Cloud and showers, brisk SW winds, highs 14

Saturday.. Cloud and showers, light-brisk NE winds, highs 10

Sunday.. Sunny, light NE-E winds, highs 13

Monday.. Sunny, light south winds, highs 14

Showers expected today across PEI..

Sunday, May 20th 8:45am.. A low pressure system located near the Quebec/Labrador border this morning continues to move NE. A warm front extending SE from the low moved across the island during the overnight hours which was responsible for the rain. A cold front extending SW from the low is currently located along the St Lawrence River Valley and will sweep across the island later this afternoon bringing another round of showers but more importantly, a wind shift to the NW and some cooler air. Sunshine expected to start the day tomorrow but another cold front will sweep across the region later tomorrow bring some cloud and slight chance of a shower.High pressure will then crest over the Maritimes Tuesday morning with sunshine and light winds. Clouds return late Tuesday as a frontal system oriented east-west begins to drop down from the north. This front will bring some shower activity to the island on Wednesday as it continues to move south. Much “colder” air is expected in the wake of this front for Thursday. Showers develop again on Friday as a warm front moves through. Much warmer conditions expected over the weekend with low pressure passing well north of the Maritimes.

Precipitation.. Generally 8-12 mm rain fell across the island overnight. Here in the New Haven area, I recorded 11.2 mms. Few off and on showers expected today becoming more frequent later today as a cold front approaches. Dry overnight into tomorrow morning then another chance of showers late tomorrow afternoon/evening associated with another cold front. Dry on Tuesday then some showers on Wednesday and again on Friday,Saturday and Sunday.

Temperatures.. Normal today through Wednesday. Below normal on Thursday and Friday. Warm-up for the weekend into early next week.

Wind.. Light-brisk SW winds now will shift to the NW later this afternoon with the frontal passage then shift back to the SW for tomorrow. Winds will again shift to the NW late tomorrow afternoon with the 2nd cold frontal passage. Light and variable winds on Tuesday as high pressure crests over the island. Winds will become southerly late Tuesday increasing to brisk SW overnight into early Wednesday becoming northerly Wednesday evening marking the frontal passage. Cold northerly winds continue on Thursday becoming southerly on Friday. Brisk SW winds for the weekend.

Hazards.. Wet driving conditions in showers today. Clear skies and diminishing winds may lead to frost tonight inland low lying areas. Frost possible again tomorrow night as well.

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

Forecast..

Today.. Cloudy with chance of showers, light-brisk SW winds shifting to NW late this afternoon, highs 17

Tonight.. Cloud and showers early then clearing, diminishing NW winds, lows 0/+3 giving a risk of frost.

Tomorrow.  Sunny start becoming cloudy with chance of showers late afternoon/evening. Light-brisk SW winds shifting to NW early evening, highs 14

Tuesday.. Sunny becoming cloudy late in the day, light south winds, highs 17

Wednesday.. Cloudy with a few showers, brisk SW winds shifting to north by evening, highs 18

Thursday.. Sun and cloud, light North winds, highs 10

Friday.. Increasing clouds with showers late, light south winds, highs 11

Saturday.. Cloudy, chance of showers, light-brisk SW winds, highs 19

Sunday.. Cloudy, chance of showers, light-brisk SW winds, highs 22

 

Sunshine today, rain tonight/tomorrow across PEI..

Saturday, May 19th 8:30am.. An area of high pressure drifted eastward across the Maritimes overnight and is now located just east of NS. Clear skies accompanied this feature but clouds will be on the increase today as a low pressure system currently located in the Great Lakes approaches. This system will actually pass west of the region and into southern Labrador tomorrow afternoon. Rain from this system will spread across the island before dawn tomorrow as the low approaches. A cold front extending southwestward from the low will sweep across the island Late tomorrow afternoon bringing an end to the rain and an abrupt wind shift to the NW. Cool unstable air over the region on Monday may result in some afternoon cloudiness and a possible isolated shower or two. High pressure crests over the region early Tuesday with sunshine but clouds will once again be on the increase later Tuesday as a frontal system approaches with rain developing Wednesday. Cold air invades the region on Thursday behind this departing system with a chance of showers in the unstable air. Another area of low pressure then races across the Maritimes on Friday with more cloud and showers.

Precipitation.. Rain begins during overnight hours tonight ending late tomorrow afternoon giving 15-20 mms.  Chance of showers on Monday. Tuesday dry, Showers again on Wednesday. Chance of showers on Thursday and Friday.

Temperatures...At or above normal today and tomorrow but cooler air will return later tomorrow with the cold frontal passage (wind shift to the north). At or above normal for Tuesday and Wednesday. Down right ‘cold” on Thursday then above normal conditions return on Friday and persist through the weekend.

Wind.. Brisk SW winds today, tonight into tomorrow but will shift to the NW later tomorrow afternoon. These NW winds will continue into Monday shifting to the SW on Tuesday. Brisk SW winds continue Wednesday shifting to the north late Wednesday and continuing into Thursday making for a cold day. SW winds then expected for Friday through the weekend.

Hazards.. Wet driving conditions in rain beginning overnight tonight through tomorrow.

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

Forecast..

Today.. Sunny, increasing clouds this afternoon, light SW winds, highs 17

Tonight.. Cloudy with rain developing overnight, light-brisk SW winds, lows 10

Tomorrow.. Rain ending late afternoon  then partial clearing, brisk SW winds shifting to NW late afternoon, highs 17

Monday.. Cloudy periods and chance of a shower, light NW winds, highs 14

Tuesday.. Sunny start, increasing clouds, light SW winds, highs 17

Wednesday.. Clouds and showers, brisk SW winds, highs 16

Thursday.. Cloudy periods, chance of a shower, brisk north winds, highs 8

Friday.. Sunny, light SW winds, highs 16

Saturday..Cloudy, light-brisk SW winds, highs 17

Sunshine expected today across PEI..

Friday, May 18 7:00am..  An area of high pressure centered in central Quebec this morning is drifting east and should crest over the island this evening. Sunshine and diminishing NW winds will accompany this feature. Clouds will be on the increase early Saturday as a low pressure system approaches from the west with rain developing just after midnight. This system is expected to pass NW of the Maritimes Saturday night into Sunday. The associated cold front will then sweep across the island late Sunday afternoon bringing an end to the rain. Cooler unstable air expected on Monday may result in some afternoon clouds and possible showers. High pressure approaches and crests over the island Tuesday morning. Clouds and showers expected on Wednesday with the passage of a frontal system followed by sunshine on Thursday.

Precipitation.. Rain should begin late Saturday night or early Sunday morning ending late Sunday afternoon giving 15-20 mms. Few showers possible on Monday. Tuesday dry, rain on Wednesday, dry on Thursday.

Temperatures.. Cool today and tonight, normal tomorrow and Sunday. Slightly below normal on Monday. Normal again on Tuesday, cooler on Wednesday followed by a very cool Thursday.

Wind.. Diminishing NW winds today dropping off to almost calm this afternoon. SE winds develop this evening increasing to brisk southerlies on Sunday. Winds shift to brisk W-NW on Monday, light westerlies on Tuesday then brisk SW on Wednesday. Brisk northerlies on Thursday.

Hazards..Possible frost in low lying areas tonight. Wet driving conditions in rain overnight Saturday into all day Sunday.

Watches/warnings.. Frost advisory issue for tonight.

Forecast..

Today.. Sunny, diminishing NW winds, highs 10

Tonight.. Clear, light South winds, lows +2/-1 giving patchy inland frost.

Tomorrow.. Sunny start increasing clouds, light SE winds, highs 16

Sunday.. Rain 15-20 mms, brisk South winds, highs 15

Monday.. Cloudy periods with possible showers, light-brisk north winds, highs 13

Tuesday.. Sunny, light SW winds, highs 15

Wednesday.. Rain, brisk SW winds, highs 14

Thursday.. Cloudy periods, light-brisk north winds, highs 7

Showers expected today across PEI..

Thursday, May 17th 7:30am.. A low pressure system located over Anticosti Island this morning will continue to move east today to be located in northern Newfoundland later this afternoon. Rain from this system is currently falling just north of PEI. A cold front extending from the low back to the SW will sweep across the island this afternoon with some showers but more importantly a wind shift to the north which will usher in much cooler temperatures. High pressure will then build in from the NW tomorrow cresting over the island early evening. Saturday will start out sunny but clouds will be on the increase as an area of low pressure approaches from the SW.  This system will spread some rain across the region by midnight Saturday night. The wet weather continues though all day Sunday as the system moves across the Maritimes. Improving conditions on Monday as the low pulls away. Sunshine expected on Tuesday but clouds will be on the increase later in the day as yet another low pressure system approaches from the west with rain developing before dawn on Wednesday morning and continuing most of the day. A cold front is expected to move across the island late Wednesday night which will introduce some very cool air for this time of year for Thursday.  Precautions will need to be taken to protect plants. More on this over the upcoming days..

Precipitation.. Showers expected today. Dry for tonight through Saturday evening. Rain Sunday and Monday, Dry on Tuesday and Wednesday. Rain again on Thursday.

Temperatures.. At or below normal expected for this period.

Wind.. Light-brisk SW winds now will shift to the North this afternoon with the frontal passage. Light NW winds tomorrow shifting to SW on Saturday increasing to light-brisk southerlies on Sunday. Winds then shift to the NW on Monday.

Hazards.. Temps and wind will drop off tonight leading to the possibility of frost near dawn tomorrow. Wet driving conditions in any rain today and again Saturday night through Monday. Looks like a possible very cool day next Thursday as well.

Watches/warnings.. Environment Canada has issued a frost advisory for all of PEI for tonight.

Forecast..

Today.. Clouds and showers, clearing towards sunset, light-brisk SW winds shifting to North this afternoon, highs will occur near noon today at 14/15 then fall with the wind shift.

Tonight.. Mainly clear, north winds dropping off to calm towards dawn, lows near -1 giving frost.

Tomorrow.. Sunny, light NW winds, highs 8

Saturday.. Sunny start becoming cloudy with possible rain towards midnight, light-brisk SW winds, highs 15

Sunday.. Rain, brisk south winds, highs 15

Monday.. Clouds and showers, north winds, highs 15

Tuesday.. Sunny, light north winds, highs 15

Wednesday.. Showers, 15

Thursday.. Cold showers !! 5

Sunshine today, more showers tomorrow expected for PEI…

Wednesday, May 16th 7:00am... A cold front swept across the island yesterday evening with its cloud and shower activity. This front is now located east of Cape Breton and continues to move away. An area of high pressure centered near northern Maine is drifting SE and will crest over the island early this afternoon. Another cold front will cross the region tomorrow morning with cloud and showers. High pressure then returns for Friday with sunshine. Clouds will be on the increase during the day on Saturday as a warm front begins to approach from the SW. Low pressure will then ripple NE along this front moving across the Maritimes overnight Saturday into Sunday morning. Clouds and rain will accompany this feature. Another cold front sweeps across the area on Wednesday with more cloud and showers. Tuesday and Wednesday look sunny with high pressure in control.

Precipitation.. Dry for today, showers tomorrow late morning/early afternoon with the cold front. Dry for Friday and Saturday. Rain begins late Saturday ending by noon on Sunday.  Showers redevelop on Monday associated with another cold front then dry for Tuesday and Wednesday.

Temperatures..  At or below normal today through Friday. Warm-up for the weekend into Monday then cool again for Tuesday.

Wind.. Diminishing NW-N winds this morning dropping off to calm near noon then becoming SE-S winds later today. Brisk southerlies tomorrow morning shifting to northerly again behind the cold front tomorrow afternoon. Light NW winds on Friday becoming southerly on Saturday.

Hazards.. Wet driving conditions in showers tomorrow then again on Saturday night into Sunday morning.

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

Forecast..

Today.. Sunny, diminishing NW winds becoming light SE late in the day, highs 13

Tonight.. Clear becoming cloudy towards dawn, brisk south winds, lows 5

Tomorrow.. Cloudy with morning showers then clearing in the afternoon, brisk south winds shifting to northerly mid afternoon, highs 15

Friday.. Sunny, light NW winds, highs 13

Saturday.. Sunny start becoming cloudy with possible rain late, light south winds, highs 16

Sunday.. Cloudy with rain ending, SW winds shifting to northerly, highs 16

Monday.. Cloudy with showers, 18

Tuesday.. Sunny 13