Quiet, Cool Weather Ahead

After yesterday’s cold turning windy weather, the coming few days are set to be entirely unexciting with benign, cool weather.

Winnipeg will find itself on the northern side of an Arctic ridge for the next few days, which will bring fairly benign weather to the region and keep temperatures on the cool side.

For the next several days, daytime highs near -16°C, give or take a degree or two, are expected while overnight lows sit near -26 or -27°C. Winds will be a bit breezy this afternoon, out of the northwest at 20 to 30 km/h, but will taper off this evening and remain light for Tuesday and Wednesday. Skies will also become increasingly sunny, with a mix of sun and cloud today giving way to partly cloudy skies tomorrow, and finally mainly sunny skies on Wednesday.

Long Range Outlook

The remainder of the week looks like more of the same. The Pacific storm track will remain to the west and south, while any weaker polar disturbances remain to the north. Below-seasonal temperatures will remain in place for the remainder of the work week, but indications are that the Alaska high that has helped entrench the cold northerly flow over the Prairies may collapse towards the end of the week, forcing the coldest Arctic air back into the north and allowing temperatures on the Prairies to moderate.

This would also likely result in the chance for some snow, but there’s little confidence in any potential storms at this point.

Enjoy a quiet and sunny, albeit chilly, week ahead!

Winnipeg’s seasonal daytime high is currently -10°C while the seasonal overnight low is -21°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 Twitter.