Cold Weekend Ahead

Cold temperatures will dominate as Arctic air once again finds itself entrenched over Southern Manitoba. Snow will make an early weekend appearance as a weak disturbance pushes across the province on Saturday, but it won’t be a significant weather-maker.

Friday

-17°C / -24°C
A Mix of Sun and Clouds
Saturday

-20°C / -26°C
Mostly cloudy; scattered flurries likely.
Sunday

-20°C / -24°C
A few clouds.

Temperatures are going to remain fairly steady through the next few days with daytime highs near –20°C and overnight lows dipping to around –25°C. Today we’ll see a mix of sun and cloud as the next disturbance set to track through our region begins taking shape over the western Prairies. Skies will cloud over completely overnight with a chance of flurries.

The light grey shading depicts areas across Southern Manitoba that will likely see some light flurries on Saturday
The light grey shading depicts areas across Southern Manitoba that will likely see some light flurries on Saturday.

Saturday will bring mostly cloudy skies although a few sunny breaks are possible. Scattered flurries are fairly likely throughout most areas along and south of the Trans-Canada Highway in Southern Manitoba. At this point it seems like accumulations will be practically non-existent; there’s a slight place some places may see a cm so, but a significant snow-maker this system is not. The light snow will taper off in the evening as the system moves off and the clouds begin to break up.

Behind this system we’ll see another Arctic high push into Southern Manitoba. This will clear out the cloud, but once again bring cold temperatures with a high of only –21 or –20°C. The mercury will drop to –25°C or so overnight. There may be a very slight chance we may see some flurries thanks to another system passing to our southwest, but at this point I have a feeling that “cold air is king” and it will be restricted to southwest Manitoba. Keep it in mind, but even if it did happen, it would once again be just a few non-accumulating light flurries.

Looking Towards Christmas

Next week will start off with some slightly milder temperatures as a powerful low pressure moving along north of 60 drags warmer air eastwards across the Prairies with it. At this point it looks like we’ll see warmest temperatures on Christmas Eve with snow moving in through the day and a snow Christmas Eve night. Christmas Day is looking like a snowy start will give way to clear skies and cold temperatures. We’ll have the full forecast for the holidays on Monday!

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.