An Arctic ridge will bring chillier, fall-like conditions to Winnipeg over the next few days.
Cooler temperatures will be in place this morning across southern Manitoba as an Arctic ridge continues its trek across the province. The city will see sunshine give way to some afternoon cloudiness today with breezy north-northwest winds near 20 km/h. Temperatures will be cool with a high of just 20°C. The clear skies will continue tonight with a low near 6°C and diminishing winds.
On Thursday, more seasonal temperatures will return to the region as the Arctic ridge moves off into Ontario. Winnipeg should see a high temperatures near 23°C with a southeasterly wind near 20 km/h developing in the afternoon. Skies will stay mainly sunny through the day. The city will see a few clouds overnight as temperatures dip to a low near 12°C.
Cloud cover will push in early on Friday as a large trough of low pressure moves towards the region. It will be a moderately windy day with southerlies into the 30 gusting 50 km/h range developing in the morning. Temperatures will climb into the mid-20s before showers spread into the region in the afternoon. The chance for showers–along with a slight risk of a thunderstorm–will continue right through the night. Winnipeg will see a mild low on Friday night near 17°C.
Long Range Outlook
A rather unsettled weekend is on tap for much of southern Manitoba. The slow-moving upper trough is forecast to produce several rounds of showers and/or thunderstorms over the region Friday night through Tuesday. Temperatures look to hover near seasonal values with southerly winds on Saturday turning northwesterly for the first half of next week.
Today’s seasonal daytime high in Winnipeg is 24°C while the seasonal overnight low is 11°C.