The “better late than never” summer that’s arrived in Winnipeg, while tempered after the cold front that pushed through late last week, will continue to bring beautiful weather to Southern Manitoba at least through the rest of this week, and likely into the next.
23°C / 9°C
31°C / 15°C
30°C / 16°C
Sunny with some cloudy periods.
Today will be the coolest day of the next few as we remain in the cooler air behind a cold front that pushed through yesterday afternoon. The good thing is that our expected high of 23°C is still above our average high for this time of year, which sits around 21°C. We’ll have one more chilly night as temperatures dip just down into the single digits, bottoming out around 8 or 9°C.
A very hot air mass will push into Southern Manitoba on Thursday, rocketing our temperatures into the low 30’s. I think we’ll just creep over said mark, topping out at 31°C, however some guidance does suggest highs closer to 33 or 34°C. While some areas in Southern Alberta and Saskatchewan have seen the mid–30’s with this air mass, it looks to cool just a tad as it pushes eastwards. Some areas along the western escarpment of the Red River Valley may see temperatures bump up a few degrees higher thanks to some extra heating from down-sloping winds.
There’s a very slight chance of some showers or thunderstorms on Thursday night as a weak cold front slumps southwards. Whether or not they happen will end up depending on exactly how sharp that cold front ends up being. If it remains rather diffuse then little activity would be expected. The GFS model develops an area of showers and thunderstorms that moves through our region on Thursday night, but it has the sharpest front of all the models. The greatest risk for anything will be through the Interlake region, should anything happen.
Friday will be a little bit cooler than Thursday but will still see daytime highs pushing close to 29 or 30°C. There will be a few cloudy periods, particularly through the afternoon hours, but will be a very nice day.
Through the whole week the dew points will remain relatively low, making the heat this week significantly more comfortable than the heat last week.
At this point the weekend looks warm but potentially unsettled, with the risk for showers or thunderstorms increasing through the weekend and into the beginning of next week. Temperatures will remain fairly mild though with daytime highs in the mid–20’s.