Mild Start To The Weekend, Cooler Sunday

Winnipeg will continue to see seasonably mild temperatures until a cold front moves through on Saturday evening.

Winnipeg will continue to see seasonably warm temperatures today with light southerly winds. There may be a few fog patches around this morning, but those will burn off as the sun rises. The city should see a high near +5°C, but like the past couple days, temperatures may climb several degrees higher than that in areas where more of the snow has melted away. After any morning fog burns off, the city will see mainly sunny skies. Temperatures will cool down to around -7°C tonight with another chance for a few overnight clouds or fog patches.

More warm weather is on the way for Saturday, too! More warm air will spread across the province by a powerful storm system moving across Hudson Bay. Winnipeg will see highs climb up to around 6 or 7°C but – broken record here – areas of the city with less snow could see temperatures climb into the double digits. Winds will be a bit more noticeable, though, out of the south-southwest at 20 km/h. Skies should start out mainly sunny, but the city may see partly cloudy skies develop in the afternoon.

A slight cool-down arrives on Saturday evening as a cold front slumps southwards through the region. It will bring some cloud, a chance of flurries, and northeasterly winds of 30 to 40 km/h. Temperatures will cool to a low near -6°C on Saturday night.

Sunday will bring sub-zero daytime highs back to the city…but just barely. Under clearing skies, Winnipeg will see temperatures climb to a high near -2°C with those northeasterly winds persisting into the afternoon. The wind will ease in the evening followed by temperatures cooling to a low near -11°C.

Long Range Outlook

Warm weather returns next week with another surge of mild Pacific air. Unlike the upper ridge which dominated the region this week and kept skies clear, a more unsettled pattern is forecast. This will result in variable cloudiness with a few chances for precipitation through the week. That said, no major precipitation events look to be on tap for the region, so favourable melt conditions look like they’ll continue.

Today’s seasonal daytime high in Winnipeg is +1°C while the seasonal overnight low is -9°C.

Seasonably Mild Weather Lasts Into The Weekend

More sunshine and mild temperatures are on the way for Winnipeg as the spring melt continues.

A strong upper-level ridge moving into the province will provide plenty of warm weather for Winnipeg over the coming days. With high pressure aloft and at the surface, the city will also see plenty of sunshine and fairly light winds.

Today will start off with light northwesterly winds diminishing midday as a ridge of high pressure. Under partly cloudy skies, the city will see temperatures climb to a high near +2°C. Winds will pick up out of the southwest overnight to around 20 km/h ahead of a warm front pushing through the region. Temperatures will dip to a low near -1°C.

Thursday will bring mostly sunny conditions to the region with winds shifting northwesterly in the morning. Winnipeg will see a high near +3°C, although any areas where the snow pack is thinning out may see temperatures a couple degrees warmer than that. The winds will ease Thursday evening as a high pressure system pushes into the province. Temperatures will dip to a low near -5°C on Thursday night.

Friday will bring Winnipeg similar weather to Thursday. The city will see mostly sunny skies, light southerly winds, and a high near +4°C. Temperatures will dip down to around -3°C on Friday night.

Long Range Outlook

The mild weather will continue into Saturday. Forecasts show a weak cold front pushing through for Sunday, bringing a chance of rain showers or snow flurries as it passes and returning temperatures to seasonal values for Sunday. The city should still see a fair amount of sunshine on each side of the front, though!

Today’s seasonal daytime high in Winnipeg is +1°C while the seasonal overnight low is -10°C.

RDPS 2m Temperature Forecast Valid 21Z Tuesday March 19, 2019

Spring Melt Continues This Week in Winnipeg

Seasonably mild temperatures will continue this week in Winnipeg, continuing a slow and steady spring melt across the region.

A potent upper-level ridge building into the Prairies will send another push of warm air across the region. A weak disturbance will push a warm front through the region today, bringing Winnipeg plenty of cloud cover. That same front will bring the city a chance for some afternoon flurries. Temperatures will climb to a high near +1°C with winds out of the south near 20 km/h. Skies will stay mostly cloudy tonight with a low near -4°C and light winds.

Tuesday will bring mostly cloudy skies to the region with westerly winds climbing into the 20 to 30 km/h range. Winnipeg will see a high near +3°C. The cloud cover should breaking up in the evening as temperatures head to a low near -3°C. Those westerly winds will ease overnight.

On Wednesday, weather systems finally leave the region alone with just a weak surface ridge1 working into western Manitoba. This will give Winnipeg light westerly winds with temperatures climbing to a high near +3 or +4°C. The city will see mixed skies, which means it will be the first day of the next few to offer the potential for lots of sunshine. If the sun does make an appearance, it will likely result in a large range of temperatures across the city. The high of +3°C is for the weather station at the airport, which is in the middle of a snow-covered field. Areas of the city that have more buildings, or have much of the snow cleared and/or melted already will likely see temperatures climb higher, potentially up to +7 or +8°C.

Temperatures will head to a low near -2°C on Wednesday night with clearing skies.

Long Range Outlook

The rest of the week is looking great; the upper ridge will bring benign weather to the region! Winnipeg can expect a fair amount of sunshine, light southerly winds, and daytime highs in the +4 to 8°C range!

This also means that milder temperatures will spread south of the border. The region will be moving into the spring flood season over the next couple weeks. As it does, flood water will begin weakening ice cover on rivers and lakes. Remember to exercise caution around frozen waterways.

Today’s seasonal daytime high in Winnipeg is 0°C while the seasonal overnight low is -11°C.

  1. Not to be confused with the upper-level ridge moving into the region!

Weather Calms Down With Near-Seasonal Temperatures

After dodging much of yesterday’s storm, Winnipeg will see a relatively pleasant weekend with near-seasonal temperatures.

Winnipeg will settle back into a benign weather pattern in the wake of the major winter storm that clipped the southeastern corner of the province. Today will bring the most sunshine of the next few days, but temperatures will be the coolest. The city will see northwesterly winds near 30 km/h this morning, but they will diminish this afternoon as a ridge of high pressure arrives. Temperatures will reach a seasonably cool high near -5°C. The city should see mostly clear skies tonight with temperatures heading to a low near -16°C.

Saturday will bring increasing cloud to the region as a weak warm front pushes eastwards towards the Red River Valley. Temperatures will be a bit warmer with a high near -1°C with light southerly winds developing. There will be a slight chance of some snow flurries later in the day as the warm front pushes through. Mostly cloudy skies will continue Saturday night as the temperature dips to a low near -6°C.

Temperatures will cimb to near the freezing mark across much of southern Manitoba on Saturday.

Winnipeg will continue to see mostly cloudy skies on Sunday as more warm air slowly pushes eastwards into the Prairies. The city should see a high near +1°C with light winds. Sunday night is forecast to bring mixed skies and a low near -6°C.

Long Range Outlook

Long-range forecasts show significant confidence in a large upper-level ridge gradually building into the Prairies. This would bring a quiet week weather-wise with variable cloudiness and temperatures gradually warming. It looks likely that next week will result in a notable amount of melt as it progresses.

Today’s seasonal daytime high in Winnipeg is -1°C while the seasonal overnight low is -11°C.