Winnipeg will continue to see mild spring weather with a chance of showers on Saturday morning.
A low pressure system crossing the central Prairies today will result in southerly winds up to 40 gusting 60 km/h developing in the Red River Valley. These breezy conditions will draw warmer air northwards, resulting in one of the warmer spring days so far this season. The temperature in Winnipeg will climb to around 20°C this afternoon with a partly cloudy skies. The wind will gradually ease tonight with more cloud spreading into the region ahead of an approaching cold front. Winnipeg will see a low temperature near 8°C.
The region will see a chance of showers beginning late Friday night through Saturday morning as the cold front moves through. Once it passes, Winnipeg will see sunnier skies for the afternoon with northwesterly winds near 30 gusting 50 km/h. Temperatures will return to seasonal values behind the cold front with a high near 12°C in Winnipeg. The wind will taper off Saturday evening, leaving the city with a few clouds as temperatures head to a low near +3°C.
Sunday will bring partly cloudy skies to the city again with light winds and a high near 15°C. There’s a slight chance of afternoon showers along a weak surface trough stalled over western Manitoba into the Red River Valley. The region will see a few clouds overnight as temperatures drop to a low near +1°C.
Long Range Outlook
Next week will start off with plenty of sunshine and seasonal to slightly above-seasonal temperatures. Some rain is possible mid-week as a surge of warmer air pushes eastwards. After that moves through, Winnipeg will likely see highs in the upper teens with variable cloudiness.
Today’s seasonal daytime high in Winnipeg is 12°C while the seasonal overnight low is -1°C.