This week will feature our first taste of winter as a cold arctic air mass descends on southern Manitoba.
Today will be one of the coldest days we’ve seen so far this fall. High temperatures will stay on the minus side of zero with the possibility of light flurries throughout the day. There will be a breezy north wind as well, but overall it shouldn’t be too unpleasant.
Tuesday will feature weather that is very similar to that experienced on Monday. High temperatures will once again remain in the minus single digits with a chance of flurries. The wind will once again be from the north, at 20-30km/h.
Sub-freezing weather will continue on Wednesday, with high temperatures in the minus single digits yet again. Flurries will be likely throughout the day, and some light accumulation may even occur. The wind will be gusty and from the north or north-west.
The long range forecast suggests we will see wintry conditions continue for the foreseeable future. Thankfully, no major snowfall events are currently in the forecast. Snow cover dramatically affects our temperature regime, so the longer we can avoid the white stuff the longer we will avoid really cold conditions!