The warm and sunny weather we will be experiencing today will give way to showers on Thursday and cooler conditions on Friday after a cold front’s passage on Thursday night.
Today will be the nicest day in the second half of this week. Temperatures in the mid-twenties coupled with mainly sunny conditions and fairly light winds during the day will make it feel like a pleasant summer day. Cloud cover is expected to move in overnight – before Thursday morning – ahead of an approaching low pressure system which should keep the overnight low temperatures fairly warm in the low teens.
On Thursday a weak low pressure system passing to our south is expected to bring rain to a good part of Southern Manitoba during the morning and afternoon. Accumulations aren’t expected to come close to what we saw during the May Long Weekend storm, but areas near the border could see a decent rainfall. Winnipeg can expect to see totals between 2-5mm, while some areas near the border could see higher amounts – closer to 10mm. Some cloud cover will likely hang around through part the overnight period until the cold front passage.
After the passage of the cold front overnight Thursday, cooler air will be ushered in on Friday. With highs only reaching the mid-teens, Friday is expected to be the coolest day of the week. Winds will also be quite gusty behind the cold front on Friday as strong cold air advection occurs behind the front. In turn, Friday night looks to be quite chilly with temperatures in the single digits. It’s too far out to know if temperatures will reach the freezing mark, but gardeners should be aware that temperatures might get close to 0°C.
At this point models show that the weekend will be a nice one, high temperatures will be on an upswing as they gradually increase from Friday to Saturday and Saturday to Sunday. No precipitation is expected either, so it should be a good weekend to get out and enjoy the outdoors!