Mild Snow Day Ushers In Cold Weather

The work week will start off with some snow over southern Manitoba, followed by significantly colder temperatures than have been seen over the last couple weeks.

Today will bring snow to southern Manitoba, however what once looked like a solid 5-10 cm for Winnipeg will end up as just some [periods of] light snow as the bulk of the system passes to the southwest. While some areas across SW Manitoba will see up to 5-10 cm of new snow, the Red River Valley will see just a dusting to 4-8 cm over the far southwestern corner. Temperatures will be quite mild with daytime highs near the -1°C mark, but the winds will pick up for the afternoon out of the northeast to around 30 km/h with a bit of gustiness on top.

A majority of the snow associated with Monday’s snowfall is now expected to fall just southwest of Winnipeg.

Skies remain cloudy tonight with a continued chance for some flurries and a risk of freezing drizzle. Temperatures will drop to a low near -5°C.

Tuesday will bring a second, weaker disturbance across the province, this time dragging a more pronounced cold front southwards. There will be some light snow/flurries associated with this system that will persist until the passage of the cold front in the late afternoon/early evening. Temperatures will drop quite abruptly once the front moves through as skies clear out with breezy northwesterlies. Temperatures will continue to drop to a low near -20°C on Tuesday night.

Wednesday looks quiet as an area of high pressure moves through the region. Winds will be fairly light, and temperatures will reach a slightly below-seasonal high near -13°C under mainly sunny skies. It will be colder again on Wednesday night as temperatures dip to a low near -23°C.

Long Range

The remainder of the week will be fairly sunny with seasonal to slightly below-seasonal temperatures. A weak disturbance will move through on Saturday that may bring a dusting of snow, but temperatures will continue at near-seasonal values. It appears the large-scale weather pattern may shift early next week and bring milder, but snowier, weather back to southern Manitoba, so we’ll be keeping an eye on how that develops!

Winnipeg’s seasonal daytime high is currently -11°C while the seasonal overnight low is -22°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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