Snow-Free Start to November

While we mentioned the likelihood for snow or rain for today on Wednesday, things have changed thanks to a stronger-than-expected Colorado Low hitting Southern Ontario. The intensity of this system has amplified the jet stream and as a result the precipitation once expected over the Red River Valley will slide to our southwest. How will the rest of the weekend fare? Read on to find out!


6°C / -4°C
A few clouds.

6°C / -5°C
Mainly sunny.

7°C / 2°C
Becoming mainly cloudy. Chance of late-day showers.

We’ll see very pleasant days today and tomorrow as clouds stay mostly out of the way and we enjoy slightly above normal temperatures1 with daytime highs both days around 6°C. There will be a little more cloud today than there will be tomorrow, but it shouldn’t put a damper on either day. Overnight lows will continue to be seasonal around -5°C.

Sunday will herald the approach of the Next Big System™ to the Prairies. A low pressure system pushing out of Southern Alberta will spread cloud eastwards into Southern Manitoba through the day. While we may start off seeing the sun, by midday we should be mostly cloudy and by the late afternoon we’ll likely be completely overcast. There may be a slight chance of some isolated shower activity by late afternoon into the evening hours, however that threat would be confined strictly to areas along and north of the Trans-Canada Highway.

12hr. accumulated precipitation (liquid-eqivalent) for Sunday night.
12hr. accumulated precipitation (liquid-eqivalent) for Sunday night.

Rain showers are likely overnight into Monday morning, but no significant accumulations are expected as the bulk of the precipitation remains through the Interlake. By Monday afternoon all precipitation should have lifted north out of the Red River Valley. While this system looks like it has the potential to deliver a decent amount of snow to the Central Prairies, it looks like it will be a relative non-event here in the Red River Valley.

Things mixed for a day or two before another system tracks into Southern Manitoba mid-week.

  1. Average temperatures for the beginning of November in Winnipeg sit around 4°C.


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.