Mild, Snowy Christmas Eve Gives Way to Another Cold Snap

This week will see cold weather continue — not exactly the Christmas present that many were hoping for.

The Wind Will Pick Up on Monday Night

The Wind Will Pick Up on Monday Night

Monday

Monday

Sunny
-23°C / -25°C

After a frigid morning, temperatures won’t recover a whole lot today, but at least it will be sunny! Afternoon temperatures will be in the low to mid minus twenties, with increasing winds. Wind speeds during the morning and afternoon won’t be particularly high, but winds will increase through the evening and into the overnight period. Some blowing and drifting snow is likely in open areas on Monday night as winds increase to 30-40km/h gusting to 50-60km/h out of the south. To add insult to injury, snow is expected on Monday night into Tuesday. The snow will begin in Western Manitoba on Monday night, and push into the rest of Southern Manitoba by Tuesday morning.

Christmas Eve

Tuesday

Mainly cloudy. Snow.
-12°C / -20°C

Tuesday will be warmer than Monday as those stiff southerly winds overnight bring in some milder air, but this reprieve from the cold will be accompanied by snow. A total of 4-8cm of snow is expected in Southern Manitoba by the time the snow ends on Tuesday afternoon. Temperatures on Tuesday morning will be in the minus twenties, but by afternoon we should climb into the minus single digits over Western Manitoba and the mid minus teens over Eastern Manitoba. The Red River Valley will likely remain stuck in a southerly flow through the day, causing temperatures to remain a bit below -10C.

Christmas Day

Wednesday

Mainly cloudy. Chance of flurries.
-18°C / -28°C

Another cold front will pass through Southern Manitoba on Christmas morning, allowing cold weather to return for the big day. The wind will also pick up behind this front, generating chilly wind chill values. High temperatures for Christmas will be in the upper minus teens, with a chance of flurries through the day.

Long Range

The long range forecast looks cold, cold, cold. We may see one warmer day towards the end of the week, but other than that there is no moderation in the forecast.

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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.