Weather Set to Slowly Improve

After a few days under the influence of significantly below-normal temperatures, conditions are set to gradually improve as the cold low that has been anchored over Northern Manitoba, Northwestern Ontario and Hudson Bay – for what feels like forever – begins to slowly shift off to the east.


21°C / 9°C
A few scattered showers in the morning, then a mix of sun and cloud.

22°C / 11°C
Mainly Sunny

24°C / 11°C
Mainly Sunny

This morning will start with mostly cloudy skies and a few scattered showers through the Red River Valley. These showers will taper off through the morning and should be over by midday. After that, we’ll see a mix of sun and clouds (although there’s a slight chance we might end up fairly cloudy, but I’ll bet on some sunshine) as we climb to a high of only around 21°C. We’ll have a partly cloudy sky tonight as we drop to a low of about 9°C.

Forecast for 700mb heights & winds from the RDPS valid this morning. The orange dashed line represents an upper trough swinging southwards that is expected to produce a few showers Friday morning.

Saturday and Sunday will be fairly nice days. Winds won’t make much of an appearance while much of our cloud cover finally moves off into Ontario and some warmer air finally starts to push back into the region. We may see a bit of a cloudy start to Saturday, but things should quickly turn sunny as we climb to around 22 or 23°C. We’ll drop to around 11°C Saturday night and then climb to a sunny high of 24°C on Sunday.

Moderation, At Last

The NAEFS 8-14 temperature anomaly outlook issued 12Z August 8th.

The NAEFS 8–14 temperature anomaly outlook issued 12Z August 8th. The lack of colours over Manitoba represents a return to seasonal weather is expected.

Long-range forecast models are finally forecasting a return to seasonal weather over the next week or two. With the relocation of the cold low into Eastern Canada, the persistent cold trough that drove our northwesterly winds will also vacate the region allowing milder air to push back in. Like we mentioned on Wednesday, no particularly warm is set to push into the area, but the warm August sun should quickly modify our air mass back towards seasonal values.

Little to no precipitation is expected in the next 5–7 days as broad upper-ridging slowly builds into the Prairies. A couple weak disturbances will have to be monitored, but for now there’s no rainy days in sight.


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 Mastodon.

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