Calm Weekend Brings Seasonal Temperatures and Increasing Cloudiness

Calmer conditions will settle over the Red River Valley in the wake of last night’s widespread thunderstorm activity. Winnipeg will see seasonal temperatures with increasing cloudiness through the weekend.

Winnipeg will begin the day with some cloud cover lingering from last night’s thunderstorms, but a cold front sweeping through midday will usher in drier air and bring clearing into the Red River Valley. It will still be quite warm today, though, with Winnipeg’s high expected to reach 28°C. Winds will also be light, expected to remain out of the west-southwest at 10 to 20 km/h. All in all a pleasant afternoon to follow the rather active evening across the Red River Valley last night.

Skies should remain partly cloudy to mixed tonight with a low near 15°C in Winnipeg.

Saturday will bring more cloud back to southern Manitoba as it streams into the region from the northern United States. Despite that, it will still be a fairly nice day in Winnipeg. A seasonal high near 24°C with light north winds will make for comfortable conditions to be outside. Skies will remain mixed to mostly cloudy on Saturday night with a low near 14°C.

Seasonal temperatures will be in place over the Red River Valley on Saturday with a light north wind

A ridge of high pressure pushing towards the province on Sunday will keep the weather fairly quiet with another day of seasonal highs and light north winds. Skies will be mostly cloudy as the region continues to see cloud cover spread northeast from the United States.

Throughout the weekend, there will be a slow-moving weather system moving through the northern United States. At this point it looks like all the rain associated with them should remain south of the border, held back by the ridge of high pressure over the southern Prairies.

Long Range Outlook

Next week looks fantastic for those who love summer! Skies should clear for Monday, bringing plenty fo sunshine back to the region. An upper-level ridge is forecast to build into the Prairies through the week, bringing plenty of sunshine and temperatures that climb back into the upper 20s or low 30s.

The upper ridge should also keep things dry throughout the week.

Winnipeg’s seasonal daytime high is currently 24°C while the seasonal overnight low is 11°C.

Weather Becoming Hot & Humid with Thunderstorms…Maybe?

A potent low pressure system developing in Alberta today will bring southerly winds to the Red River Valley that will bring heat and humidity back into the region.

Today will be a beautiful day in Winnipeg. Morning sun will give way to some afternoon cloud as temperatures head towards a high near 26°C. Humidity will be low today, and winds will continue out of the southwest at around 20 km/h. Skies should clear out in the evening, then a relatively mild night is forecast with a low in Winnipeg near 16°C. After midnight there will be a slight chance of a shower or thunderstorm as a warm front lifts through North Dakota.

Thursday will bring mixed skies to Winnipeg with southeasterly winds increasing to 30 to 40 km/h. Temperatures will climb to a high near 28°C with humidity gradually increasing through the day. Attention then turns to southeastern Saskatchewan and southwestern Manitoba. By mid- to late Thursday afternoon, the potential for a severe thunderstorm outbreak exists. All of the ingredients are there for potent storms, however whether or not the storms develop as forecast will depend significantly on the region seeing enough sunshine and heating through the day.

Thunderstorms, potentially severe, will likely be moving into western Manitoba on Thursday evening.

If all goes as currently forecast, then thunderstorms would develop and move onto western and southwestern Manitoba in the evening. Depending on how the thunderstorms evolve, the risk for severe thunderstorms with large hail and damaging winds may develop in the Red River Valley overnight. There is the chance that it misses the region, though. Some models suggest the best dynamics lift north of the region and the greatest energy collapses south. For now, know that there’s a chance of thunderstorms Thursday night, with a slight risk they’ll be severe.

Otherwise, Thursday night will a warm one with southerly winds of 15-25 km/h and a low near 19°C.

Friday will bring clearing skies to Winnipeg as a cold front sweeps through the region. It will still be warm with a high near 28°C, but the humidity should drop off markedly with the passage of the front. Winds will shift out of the west midday at around 20 to 30 km/h Winnipeg should see a few clouds on Friday night with a low near 14°C and calm winds.

Long Range Outlook

The weekend will likely bring a fair amount of cloud cover to Winnipeg as a significant storm system moves through the northern United States. At this point it looks like most of the precipitation will remain south of the border, but the Red River Valley may see some rain on Sunday afternoon into the evening. Temperatures will return to seasonal with highs of 23 or 24°C forecast for both Saturday and Sunday.

Winnipeg’s seasonal daytime high is currently 23°C while the seasonal overnight low is 11°C.

Cold Front Brings Monday Showers, Then Settling

A cold front sweeping across southern Manitoba will bring showers to the Red River Valley today, followed by seasonal temperatures and more settled conditions.

Today will be a wet day over the Red River Valley. An upper level disturbance moving northwards along a cold front swinging across the province will support an area of rain that will spread into the Red River Valley this morning. The showers will remain in the region for much of the day, finally clearing out in the late afternoon or early evening.

Many regions in the Red River Valley could see 10 to 20mm of rain by the end of the day today as showers move through the region

Temperatures will reach a high near 21°C early in the day, then cool to around 14°C through the afternoon. Southerly winds near 30 km/h will shift to westerly 30 gusting 50 km/h as the cold front swings through midday, then ease to light by the end of the afternoon. Winds will be light overnight as a ridge of high pressure moves through the region. Winnipeg should see a low near 9°C.

Tuesday will be a slightly warmer day in Winnipeg with temperatures reaching a high near 23°C under partly cloudy skies. The ridge of high pressure will slump to the southeast, replaced by breezy west-southwesterly winds near 30 gusting 50 km/h. It should remain dry over the region, however there is just the slightest chance of an isolated pop-up shower or thundershower late in the afternoon. Winnipeg will see a few clouds on Tuesday night as temperatures dip to a low near 11°C.

Wednesday will bring mixed skies to the region with southwesterly winds near 20 km/h. Winnipeg should see a high near 25°C and that’s about all there is to say! Expect a low near 14°C on Wednesday night.

Long Range Outlook

The warmer conditions will continue through the remainder of the week, however it looks like Friday may bring another batch of showers/thunderstorms through the region. The weekend will bring variable cloudiness with low chances for any precipitation.

Winnipeg’s seasonal daytime high is currently 23°C while the seasonal overnight low is 10°C.

RDPS 2m Temperature forecast valid 21Z Sunday June 10, 2018

Unsettled Conditions Lead to Summer Heat on Sunday

Cloudy skies with a chance of showers or thunderstorms will mark the transition into warmer weather that will arrive in Winnipeg on Sunday.

Winnipeg will see mixed to cloudy today as another disturbance tracks towards Manitoba. A chance of showers or thunderstorms will develop late in the morning for a few hours as a band of instability moves through the region. Once that moves through, temperatures will continue to a high near 25°C with some sunshine poking out for the afternoon. Winds won’t be too bad, either. Beginning light in the morning, winds in Winnipeg will pick up into the 20 to 30 km/h range out of the southeast for the afternoon.

Skies will cloud up again on Friday evening with a chance for showers or thunderstorms redeveloping overnight. The persistent southeasterlies will begin drawing more humid air into Manitoba tonight, raising dew point values into the mid-teens. Winnipeg should see a low near 16°C.

Any remaining showers should clear out early Saturday, leaving Winnipeg with mostly cloudy skies and just a very small chance of an isolated shower. Temperatures will be near-seasonal in Winnipeg with a high near 23°C. Winds will continue out fo the southeast, but only at 10 to 20 km/h. The cloud cover will begin to break up Saturday night as temperatures drop to a low near 17°C.

RDPS 24hr. QPF forecast valid 18Z Saturday June 9, 2018
While Winnipeg will see a couple chances for showers/thunderstorms Friday into Saturday, there’s always that chance it dances around the city…

Sunday will be a scorcher in Winnipeg with the clouds giving way to mixed skies and temperatures soaring to a high near 30°C. Winds will be windy out of the southeast at 30 to 40 km/h, though, which will make spending time outside a little less pleasant.

Sunday night will bring more cloud back into the Red River Valley as a cold front pushes eastwards into the province. While western Manitoba will almost certainly see a high chance for thunderstorms, it’s less certain in Winnipeg and other areas further east. It will depend on how quickly the front moves east, which in turn depends on how much and what sort of thunderstorm activity develops. That said, Winnipeg will see increasing chances for thunderstorms overnight Sunday into Monday morning. Temperatures will dip to a low near 18°C.

Long Range Outlook

Once the cold front passes on Monday, it looks like Winnipeg will remain in a much cooler pattern. Daytime highs look to move to seasonal to seasonably cool values with highs in the low 20’s for the remainder of next week. Winnipeg will see variable cloudiness and generally dry conditions.

Winnipeg’s seasonal daytime high is currently 23°C while the seasonal overnight low is 10°C.