Warming Up and Drying Out

After a wet weekend across much of Southern Manitoba, improvement is on the way with more sun and warmth moving into the region to dry things out.

Today will be downright gorgeous compared to the last few days as the cloud cover that has plagued Winnipeg begins to clear out this morning. The sun should be out by this afternoon and temperatures will climb to an above-normal 15°C. Winds will be out of the northeast around 20 km/h. Temperatures will dip to +1°C tonight under clear skies.

Tuesday will be a beautiful sunny and warm day with just a few clouds in Winnipeg and a high approaching the 20°C mark. Tuesday night will continue mild with a few clouds and a low near 7°C.

GDPS 850mb Temperature Forecast valid 18Z Wednesday April 20, 2016
Cooler air (pink/purple) is poised to spill southwards on Wednesday night, but not before Winnipeg enjoys some mild temperatures.

Wednesday will be a nice day, but mark a transition back towards seasonal weather as a cold front slides towards the Red River Valley from the northwest. Winnipeg should see a daytime high near 19°C, but with increasing cloud as the day progresses. By evening, there is a slight chance of some showers moving through the city as the cold front passes. Behind the cold front winds will pick up out of the north to 30-40 km/h. With cooler air moving back into the region, Winnipeg will head towards a low near freezing.

Long Range

Behind this cold front, Winnipeg will transition to a slightly below-normal temperature pattern for a few days. A chance for some light snow or rain returns on Friday as a disturbance moves through the region. Once that passes, it appears Winnipeg will move into a seasonal trend with highs in the low teens and little precipitation expected throughout the first half of next week.

Winnipeg’s seasonal daytime high is currently 11°C while the seasonal overnight low is -1°C.


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 Mastodon.

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