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WEATHER: MONDAY, DEC. 11: Update - Bridge warning, pouring rain Tuesday night

Weather - Flurries predicted for today
Weather - Flurries predicted for today - Nigel Armstrong

Environment Canada is keeping its special weather statement open for Tuesday into Wednesday this week.

It says that snowfall warnings are not likely with this system, but maybe there will be a need for a heavy rainfall warning late tomorrow.

"Snow will likely develop over the province Tuesday afternoon," says the special weather statement for the entire province. "Tuesday night, the precipitation will change to rain, at times heavy, and persist into Wednesday. Before the changeover, snowfall will likely cause slippery conditions. Current indications suggest that snowfall warnings will not be required.

"Significant rainfall is expected and may require warnings," it said.

"In addition, strong southeasterly winds are expected with this system."

Confederation Bride put an advisory in place this morning, saying that high winds are forecast and might lead to travel restrictions against high-sided vehicles.

The warning about possible restrictions runs for any time between 6 p.m. tomorrow, until approximately 6 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 13.

As for today, it is predicted to be a mix of sun and cloud, with flurries this morning, then resuming later this afternoon.

The Confederation Bridge today is currently open to all traffic with no wind warnings.

All flights arriving to and departing from Charlottetown Airport are showing to be on time.

On P.E.I. today, early morning temperatures ranged from a high of -0.2 at East Point, to a low of –5.2 in Summerside.

WEATHER TODAY:

A mix of sun and cloud with medium chance of flurries this morning and early this afternoon. Flurries beginning with a bit more vigor this afternoon.

TEMPERATURE: Maybe reaching 0 briefly mid afternoon.

WIND: Southwest medium, becoming light this morning. Wind becoming Northwest gusting to 40 late this afternoon.

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LIVE STREAM of downtown Charlottetown to see weather conditions there, courtesy of the P.E.I. government and The Guild

 

 

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TONIGHT’S PREDICTIONS:

Flurries ending late this evening, then cloudy with medium percent chance of flurries. Amounts might be 2 to 4 centimetres.

TEMPERATURE: –7 except –3 along the coast.

WIND: Northwest gusting to 40, becoming light overnight.

TOMORROW’S FORECAST FOR TUESDAY, DEC. 12:

A mix of sun and cloud. Becoming cloudy in the afternoon with high chance of flurries later in the afternoon.

TEMPERATURE: Near 0.

WIND: Becoming southeast gusting to 40 in the afternoon.

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First light – 6:32 a.m.

Civil twilight – 7:10

Official Sunrise – 7:45 a.m.

Official Sunset – 4:26 p.m.

Civil twilight ends – 5:01 p.m.

Last light – 5:39 p.m.

Moon – The moon rose very early today, at 12:44 a.m, and sets early this afternoon at 1:23 a.m.

The official length of daylight today is 8 hours, 41 minutes.

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The highest temperature on record for Dec. 11 on P.E.I. is 13.3 set in 1950.

The lowest temperature on record for this date is -18.6 set in 198.

For Dec. 11 on P.E.I., the average high is 0.6.

Average low for this date is -7.1.

The hot spot in Canada this morning was at Holland Rock, B.C. where it was 14.6.

The coldest spot anywhere in Canada early this morning was at Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, where it was –31.1.

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The live-stream camera view courtesy of Confederation Bridge is not working at this time.

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