Monday, January 22nd 8:50am.. A ridge of high pressure oriented NW-SE is currently located over the Maritimes and will give sunshine and light winds to the island for today. All eyes then shift to the Great Lakes where a low pressure system is moving into this area. The low has a warm front extending to the SE and will approach the Maritimes overnight tonight with snow will develop across the island before dawn tomorrow then change to rain later in the day as temperatures climb. The low itself will move NE out of the Great Lakes crossing northern NB near dawn on Wednesday morning keeping the island on the warm side until the the associated cold front sweeps across the island late Wednesday afternoon which will usher in the cold temperatures. High pressure in control Thursday through Saturday with relatively cold quiet weather. Another frontal system approaches Saturday night with snow developing which should change over to rain on Sunday.
Precipitation.. Snow will spread across the island near dawn tomorrow changing over to ice pellets mid afternoon then freezing rain then finally rain by tomorrow evening.The rain ending Wednesday morning. Snowfall amounts should be in the 5 cms range followed by 10 mms rain. Flurries develop late Wednesday with the arrival of the colder air. Flurries on Thursday and Friday where NW winds blow onshore. Snow redevelops late Saturday which changes to rain for Sunday.
Temperatures.. Cold today, temps climbing tomorrow then staying mild through Wednesday afternoon. Temps will then start falling late tomorrow afternoon with the cold frontal passage. Cold for Thursday and Friday then another warm-up for Saturday, mild on Sunday.
Wind.. Light-brisk NW winds today dropping off to calm this evening then becoming southeasterly by dawn tomorrow. Increasing south winds tomorrow becoming brisk-strong by evening shifting to SW Wednesday afternoon then westerly Wednesday night. NW winds for Thursday and Friday.
Hazards.. 5 cms snow tomorrow. Freezing rain threat tomorrow late afternoon into the evening. Rainfall and melting snow may give local street, ditch and field flooding tomorrow night into Wednesday. Freeze Wednesday evening. Wind may also cause Confederation bridge restrictions later tomorrow.
Today.. Few clouds, light-brisk NW winds, highs -10
Tonight.. Clear initially with calm winds. Increasing clouds after midnight, light SE winds developing, lows -14 then slowly rising with the cloud cover overnight.
Tomorrow.. Snow (5cms) beginning near dawn then changing to ice pellets > freezing rain > rain by evening, increasing SE winds becoming brisk-strong late in the day, temps rising to +5 by midnight.
Wednesday.. Rain ending before dawn then sunny periods, brisk SW-W winds, temps near 5 then falling in the afternoon.
Thursday.. Sun and cloud, flurries, brisk NW winds, highs
Friday.. Sun and cloud, flurries, light-brisk NW winds, highs
Saturday… Sunny start increasing clouds with snow by evening, calm winds becoming light Southerly, temps rising to +1 by evening.
Sunday.. Showers, +4