Pleasant Week Ahead

Pleasant weather is on tap this week as we see a fair amount of sunshine and above-seasonal temperatures.

A low pressure system will sit just south of Manitoba early in the week
A low pressure system will sit just south of Manitoba early in the week

Monday

Today will see mainly sunny skies and mild temperatures. The daytime high will be just below zero with light southerly winds. A strong low pressure system will be bringing precipitation to portions of the Dakotas and Minnesota early this week, so you’ll want to check the forecast if you’re heading south.

Tuesday

Tuesday will see much the same weather as Monday. Skies are expected to remain mainly sunny, with high temperatures in the mid single digits. If the system to the south pushes a bit further north we may see more cloud cover, but that is not expected to be the case at this point. Winds will be north or north-westerly at 20 km/h.

Wednesday

Wednesday will once again feature mainly sunny skies and mild temperatures. Temperatures will be just below zero, with breezy southerly winds at 20 km/h.

Long Range

The long range forecast continues to strongly suggest above-normal weather for the first half of December. The current weather pattern over North America is very typical of El Nino, with warm conditions across the western half of Canada and an active storm track across the southern US. Expect this pattern to continue as we move further into winter.

Scott

Scott

Scott grew up in Steinbach, Manitoba and joined A Weather Moment in January of 2012. Prior to his involvement with AWM he operated a website called Steinbach Weather, from 2007 until 2011. Steinbach Weather had many similarities to AWM, making for a smooth transition to his new meteorological home. Scott currently writes the Monday morning at AWM and also contributes to some of the unique products available at AWM, including the Manitoba Mesonet. Scott holds a B.Sc. (Hons) in Physical Geography from the University of Manitoba, with specialization in Atmospheric Science. He is currently working on a Master's Degree at the University of Manitoba, with a focus on elevated convection.