Warm weather continues in Winnipeg for a couple more days, but unsettled conditions will develop on Friday into the weekend.
Winnipeg will see mainly sunny skies today with temperatures climbing to a seasonably mild 26°C. Winds will be light for much of the day, then increase out of the south to around 20 km/h as a low pressure system approaches. The city will see a few clouds through the evening with a marginal chance of a passing shower or thunderstorm. It looks unlikely that Winnipeg will see anything, but the potential is there. Temperatures will head to a low near 12°C overnight with clearing skies.
Thursday will be a gorgeous day across the region as the upper ridge begins building in. Temperatures will climb to a high near 26°C under sunny skies with light easterly winds. The wind will pick up overnight into the 20 to 30 km/h range out of the southeast as a developing low pressure system strengthens over Saskatchewan. These breezy winds will help keep temperatures warm with a low of just 16°C expected. By early Friday morning, some cloud will spread into the region along with a chance of a thunderstorm.
For Friday, a high-amplitude trough-ridge pattern over the Prairies will drive the weather. This upper flow will result in the gradual strengthening of a slow-moving low pressure system near the Saskatchewan/Manitoba border. For Winnipeg, that means a breezy southerly flow tapping into hot air mass over the northern Plains. With winds in the 30 to 40 km/h range, temperatures will climb to a high near 30°C under a mix of sun and cloud. The city may see a chance for a thunderstorm early in the day, then the chance redevelops for Friday night. Temperatures will stay warm on Friday night, dropping only to around 20°C with southerly winds continuing.
Long Range Outlook
Early indications show a rather unsettled weekend for Winnipeg. Friday’s low near the SK/MB border will stall over the province, bringing several chances for rain or thunderstorms to the city through the weekend. The weekend will start warm, but should cool towards seasonal temperatures for Sunday. Next week looks to bring settled conditions with near-seasonal temperatures.
Today’s seasonal daytime high in Winnipeg is 22°C while the seasonal overnight low is 9°C.