Summer Heat with Plenty of Sunshine

Seasonably warm weather is on tap for Winnipeg through the rest of the week. The city will see plenty of sunshine until cloudier conditions arrive on Friday.

Today will bring almost a repeat of yesterday too Winnipeg. The city will see a sunny start to the day give way to partly cloudy skies midday. Temperatures will be warm again with a high near 28°C with westerly winds up to around 20 km/h. There will be a chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon, but it’s very slight. Almost all the activity today will occur along a trough of low pressure through the Interlake into western Manitoba. That said, keep an eye out just in case a rouge cell develops this afternoon. Skies will clear this evening as temperatures dip back to a low near 13°C.

Thursday will bring beautiful summer conditions to the city as a ridge of high pressure moves through. Temperatures will climb to a high near 29°C under partly cloudy skies. Winds won’t be an issue either as the ridge keeps them light out of the north. Skies will remain partly cloudy on Thursday night with a low near 14°C.

Friday’s forecast has some uncertainty as it’s largely dependent on the evolution of a convective system on Thursday night. Right now, it looks like an area of thunderstorms will collapse near the Saskatchewan border on Friday morning. The clouds associated with this system will drift eastwards, spreading into the Red River Valley midday. Once they arrive, Winnipeg will see mixed to cloudy skies with temperatures climbing to a high near 26°C. The city will see mixed skies on Friday night with temperatures dropping to a low near 15°C.

If the convection develops differently on Thursday night and the city doesn’t see as much cloud as expected, temperatures will be warmer and could reach as high as 29 or 30°C.

Long Range Outlook

Winnipeg will see variable cloudiness this weekend with a chance for showers or thunderstorms with the best chance on Saturday night into Sunday morning. It will be a hot weekend, too, with daytime highs in the low 30s and overnight lows in the upper teens.

Today’s seasonal daytime high in Winnipeg is 25°C while the seasonal overnight low is 12°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.