Near Normal Weather to Start the Week

The beginning of this week will feature near normal weather which will be more the result of the normal high temperature dropping as opposed to the temperature rising.

Near normal weather is expected in southern Manitoba on Monday
Near normal weather is expected in southern Manitoba on Monday

Monday

Monday
18°C / 6°C
Mainly sunny

Today will feature temperatures in the mid to upper teens, which will actually make it one of the warmer days we’ve had lately. Skies will be mainly sunny and winds will be gusty and from the west. Overall, a cool, but pleasant day.

Tuesday

Tuesday
17°C / 6°C
Mainly cloudy

Tuesday will see the return of cloudier conditions. Temperatures will not decrease significantly from Monday’s values, but the lack of sun will make it feel a bit cooler. High temperatures will remain in the mid to upper teens with light winds.

Wednesday

Wednesday
15°C / 7°C
Mainly cloudy

Mainly cloudy conditions are expected once again on Wednesday. Temperatures will will remain in the mid teens and there will be a slight chance of showers.

Long Range

The long range forecast continues to hint at the return of warmer than normal weather by late this week or next weekend. It’s too early to say for sure, but there might be one more stretch of summer weather in our future before fall really hits.

Melt to Continue

Melt weather will continue this week, giving our snowpack a well deserved beating.

Warm weather will dominate southern Canada on Monday
Warm weather will dominate southern Canada on Monday

Monday

Monday
4°C / -5°C
Mainly Cloudy

Today will feature temperatures similar to what we saw on the weekend. Highs will be in the mid single digits, although it will be a mainly cloudy day. The wind will be relatively light and from the west or north-west.

Tuesday

Tuesday
6°C / -1°C
Mainly Cloudy

Tuesday will be very similar to Monday is many respects. Skies will once again be mainly cloudy, but with an increasing southerly wind. High temperatures will once again be in the mid single digits.

Wednesday

Wednesday
10°C / -2°C
Mix of Sun and Cloud

Wednesday looks to be one of the warmest days of the week. An approaching low pressure system will push a warm air mass into southern Manitoba, potentially sending temperatures soaring into the positive teens. Snow-free areas just to our south could be even warmer, with Grand Forks and Fargo potentially having a shot at reaching 20C for the first time this year.

Long Range

We’ll see a slight cool down after Wednesday, with temperatures on Thursday dropping back down into the single digits. Models suggest that we’ll generally see below-normal conditions through the middle of the month, but thankfully that just means temperatures will be lower than +10C, which won’t really feel that cold in general.

A Chill in the Air

There will be a noticeable chill in the air this week as we begin to see hints of the season to come.

Cool temperatures are expected in Southern Manitoba on Monday

Cool temperatures are expected in Southern Manitoba on Monday.

Monday

Monday

Mainly cloudy. Chance of Flurries.
2°C / -4°C

Today will be one of the coolest days we’ve seen in quite some time. High temperatures will be in the low single digits with a north-westerly wind. We may also see some scattered flurries during the day. These flurries are not expected to amount to anything, but that probably won’t make their presence any more welcome! On the whole it won’t be a very pleasant start to the week.

Tuesday and Wednesday

Tuesday

Mix of Sun and Cloud. Slight Chance of Flurries.
3°C / -4°C
Wednesday

Mainly cloudy. Chance of Flurries.
4°C / -6°C

Tuesday and Wednesday will be very similar days. High temperatures will be in the low to mid single digits with the wind once again being from the north-west. There may also be some scattered showers or flurries, but accumulations will be minimal. Hopefully above-zero temperatures and a lack of additional snow will allow for the weekend’s snowfall over south-western Manitoba to melt.

Snow on the Weekend

Snow fell in Southern Manitoba over the Weekend

Snow fell in Southern Manitoba over the Weekend

A bit of snow fell this past weekend in parts of southern Manitoba. In particular, south-western sections of the province received 2-5cm of snow, with Oak Lake reportedly getting 7.5cm. There was also snow south of the border in parts of North Dakota. Accumulations down there were very similar to those seen in Manitoba, with amounts of 2-5cm noted (1-2 inches). Thankfully, there will be no additional accumulating snow in the short-range.

Long Range

The weather through the late week period looks to remain cool. Models currently suggest that temperatures will remain in the single digits. There may be more chances for snow as we move toward the weekend.

Warmer Weather and a Bit of Snow on The Way

Arctic ridging will keep our temperatures low over the next couple days but rest assured, warmer weather is on the way.

12hr. QPF for Thurday Night

12hr. precipitation amounts for Thursday night. A band of snow will pass through Southern Manitoba with greatest accumulations through the Interlake region and amounts diminishing towards the U.S. border.

We’ll see another cooler than normal day today as a weak low passing through Central/Eastern Manitoba pulls more cold air southwards and allows re-enforcement of the Arctic ridge in place over the Prairies. We’ll see temperatures climb to about -10°C under a mix of sun and clouds today as breezy winds develop out of the south to 30km/h. This will make it feel a lot closer to -20 out there. There may be a slight chance of a very light flurry over Winnipeg and the Eastern Red River Valley this afternoon, however the chances are slim and if it does happen, there won’t be any significant accumulations.

Temperatures will dip towards the -18 to -20°C mark tonight under partly cloudy skies. Tomorrow we’ll see another day with highs near -10°C with a mix of sun and clouds. A warm front will push through on Thursday night, bringing with it some light snow to the Red River Valley. Lightest accumulations will be in the Southern Red River Valley with greater amounts in the Northern Red River Valley into the Interlake; in general, 2-4cm accumulations are likely. Areas south of Morris may, however, end up with little to no snowfall if the area of snow stays just a little tighter to the system centre as it passes through.

For Friday into the weekend we’ll see an unsettled pattern with bouts of light snow possible through much of the time. We’ll be under cloudy skies, but comparatively balmy temperatures will be in place with daytime highs generally around -1 to -3°C.