Fantastic Weekend In Store

We’ll see a beautiful weekend ahead of us as an upper ridge holds strong bringing sunny skies and warm temperatures to the Red River Valley.


30°C / 15°C
Chance of morning showers, then mainly sunny & a little humid.

27°C / 12°C
Cloudy periods.

23°C / 15°C
Increasing cloudiness through the day.

We’ll start today off with some cloud around and a chance of some shower activity in the Winnipeg area along a weak warm front, but that should clear out fairly quickly and we’ll be left with mainly sunny skies as we climb to a high of around 30°C. The humidity will become a little noticeable by the afternoon as a strong capping inversion in place will trap moisture given off by plants near the surface; as a result it will feel a little more sticky than it has as of late, but it shouldn’t be uncomfortable. The warmest air will slump southwards into North Dakota tonight as we drop down to a low of around 15°C with light northerly winds kicking in.

Saturday will bring a few cloudy periods as we climb to a high of around 27°C. Temperatures will drop to the low teens on Saturday night under clear skies.

Things will begin to deteriorate on Sunday with cloud cover pushing in through the day as we hit a high of 23°C or so. Sunday night looks cloudy with a chance of showers or thunderstorms reaching the Red River Valley by early Monday morning. The low will be around 15°C.

Next Week

Forecast precipitation for Sunday night to Monday evening from the GDPS.

Forecast precipitation for Sunday night to Monday evening from the GDPS.

Monday looks to be the most active day next week as a low pressure system lifts out of South Dakota northeastwards into the Lake of the Wood region. This system will be tapping into moist air to it’s south and lifting it northwards and around the backside of the low which, if things go as planned, will result in one of the most widespread rainfalls we’ve seen in a while. Some models are moving towards a more convective solution, though, where a narrow but intense band of thunderstorms will cut a swath through somewhere in the Red River Valley. We’ll have to wait and see, but at this point it certainly looks like Monday will be at least a cloudy, if not rainy, day with temperatures in the low 20’s.

The rest of the week will see some sun and some cloud with temperatures returning to above-normal values in the mid–20’s. A few weak disturbances may create a bout or two of scattered showers or thunderstorms through the week, but at this point nothing significant is in the picture.


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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