Warm Weekend Ahead for Winnipeg

Winnipeg & the Rest of Southern Manitoba will see a beautiful weekend ahead thanks to a powerful low pressure system set to track through the Arctic, drawing warmer air northwards into the Prairies. The result will be a dry weekend with temperatures soaring well above normal with a fair amount of sunshine to enjoy. The pleasant March weather continues!

RDPS Surface Temperature – 21Z March 15, 2015
The RDPS clearly shows a powerful low pressure system moving north of 60° with a broad frontal system pulling warmer air northwards into the Prairies.

Today will be the coolest day of the next few with a high temperature near 5°C. Skies will start off cloudy but should clear out as the day progresses. Winds will be out of the northwest to 20-30km/h. Expect temperatures down to around -1°C overnight.

5°C / -1°C

9°C / 5°C
Mainly cloudy

12°C / 0°C
Partly cloudy

Saturday will a transition day as the warm front moves through Southern Manitoba. It will be warmer than Friday, but accompanying those warmer temperatures will be gusty southerly winds to around 40km/h. Skies will be mainly cloudy as temperatures climb to 9°C with no chance for precipitation. With warmer weather moving in, overnight lows will be quite mild near 5°C.

Sunday will be a gorgeous day. Any remnant cloud from Saturday’s warm front will clear out by the end of the morning and we’ll be left with mainly sunny skies with high temperatures climbing into the low teens. Winds will be relatively calm until later in the day when winds will pick up out of the northwest to around 30km/h. Cooler temperatures will move in bringing overnight lows back towards the 0°C mark.

Next week continues to bring mild weather with no signs of any potential precipitation until the end of the week. With much of our snow likely gone by the end of the weekend – and the snowpack pretty much gone in North Dakota – it’s a fairly safe bet to say that spring has arrived in full!



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.

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