Monday, October 23rd, 6:40am... Clear skies and calm winds allowed the temps to fall to the coldest of the season so far but clouds spread across the island after midnight with the approach of a warm front. Some sunshine is expected this morning as the front moves east. A southerly surge of warm air will now engulf the Maritimes for the next few days with temps expected in the 20’s. A frontal boundary oriented north-south currently stretches from the Gulf of Mexico to Hudson’s Bay. A strong low pressure system will develop in the Central US and move northward along this frontal boundary late tomorrow night. This will then force the front to move eastward with some showers beginning overnight Wednesday night into early Thursday morning. This rainfall will be heavy at times with it’s tropical origin but still a bit early to go into details on where the heaviest bans will be and how much will fall. At any rate, this disturbance shifts east of the Maritimes by Thursday night. High pressure builds in for Friday and Saturday with sunshine. Cloud and showers may end out the weekend as a trough of low pressure approaches from the west.
Precipitation.. Rain begins Wednesday night ending Thursday evening. Significant amounts are possible. Dry for Friday and Saturday. Showers possible again on Sunday.
Temperatures.. Well above normal today through Thursday. Slightly above normal Friday through Monday.
Wind...An increasing southerly flow expected today through Thursday dropping off to very light on Friday.
Hazards.. Nil for the next few days..
Watches/warnings.. None for PEI at this time but rainfall warnings maybe required for Thursday.
Today.. Becoming sunny, light SW winds, highs 15
Tonight.. Few clouds, light SW winds, lows 11
Tomorrow. Cloudy periods, light SW winds, highs 21
Wednesday.. Cloudy, light-brisk SW winds, highs 21
Thursday.. Rain at times heavy, light-brisk SW winds, highs 19
Friday… Sunny, light north winds, highs 13
Saturday.. Sunny, light east winds, highs 14
Sunday.. Cloudy with chance of showers, highs 15