Slowly Improving Weather in Store

The weather will slowly improve over the next couple days as some warm air begins to slowly push across the Prairies.

3hr. Cumulative Precipitation for late this afternoon

3hr. cumulative precipitation from the RDPS for late this afternoon.

Today will remain mostly cloudy across Southern Manitoba with two main features to pay attention to. The first feature is a low pressure system that will slide from Southern Saskatchewan into North Dakota, bringing with it a chance of showers through southwest Manitoba through the morning and into the early afternoon. The second feature will be a trough slumping southwards through the Interlake into the Whiteshell. The southern extent of this trough will move through the Red River Valley in the late afternoon and evening, and as it enters the area, a few scattered convective showers or flurries will develop along it and move through the region. Whether we see rain or snow will depend on the exact timing of the system and what the temperature is; either way, accumulations will fairly insignificant and the showers likely won’t be widespread. Daytime highs will be around 6°C this afternoon.

After these systems pass, we’ll see skies slowly clear out overnight as temperatures drop to around the -3°C mark. A ridge of high pressure begins working it’s way into Manitoba; skies will remain mainly sunny as temperatures slowly climb. Tomorrow we should see daytime highs around 9°C through the Red River Valley, and increasing up to around 11°C for Friday. We’ll see a mix of sun and clouds on Friday as a weak system brings some cloud through the Red River Valley as it passes through central Manitoba.

The weekend looks relatively average, with no indications so far that any significant precipitation events are in store for us over the next week.

Brad

Brad

Brad lives in Winnipeg with his wife and two children and is the founder of A Weather Moment. He has loved weather from a very young age and has followed that passion through his life so far. He received a B.Sc. in Earth Sciences with Specialization in Atmospheric Sciences and is currently employed in the field of meteorology. You can find the author as @WeatherInThePeg on Twitter.