Unsettled Conditions Ahead for Winnipeg

Winnipeg will see two chances for rain in the second half of the work week as two disturbances move through the province over the next few days.

The first of two disturbances will impact the region today. A band of showers will push northwards out of the Dakotas this morning, reaching Winnipeg by midday. As the showers push northwards, they will also weaken, making rain more likely near the U.S. border than here in Winnipeg. The chance for showers in Winnipeg will continue through the afternoon, then taper off overnight as the low pushes eastwards. The cloudy skies and breezy northeasterly winds near 30 km/h will keep things rather cool today. Winnipeg should see a high near 13°C. Skies will clear overnight with easing winds and a low near 7°C.

Showers will graze across southern Manitoba on Wednesday.
Showers will graze across southern Manitoba on Wednesday.

Thursday will bring pleasant spring weather back to the region. Winnipeg will see a few cloud sand a high near 22°C. Temperatures will dip to a low near 7°C on Thursday night with increasing cloud.

The next low pressure system to impact the region will push northeastwards into North Dakota on Friday. As it does so, it will spread an area of rain into southern Manitoba. This system looks to be more organized and slightly more intense than today’s system, so it looks likely that it will bring a swath of 5 to 15 mm of rain across much of the region.

Southern Manitoba is forecast to see a more organized rainfall on Saturday.
Southern Manitoba is forecast to see a more organized rainfall on Saturday.

With the cloud and rain moving through, temperatures will once be cool with a high near 15°C. The rain should move out by Friday evening, leaving behind mostly cloudy skies as temperatures dip to a low near 8°C.

Long Range Outlook

The weekend will bring variable cloudiness to the city with another chance for showers Saturday night into Sunday as a cold front slumps southwards into the region. Highs will likely approach 20°C on Saturday but drop back into the mid-teens for Sunday. After the weekend, it looks like the weather pattern will stabilize a bit, bringing more sunshine and highs near the 20°C for next week.

Today’s seasonal daytime high in Winnipeg is 21°C while the seasonal overnight low is 7°C.

Brad

Brad

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.