Cold, Wet Weather Continues

Cold and wet weather will stick around in Winnipeg for another few days.

Winnipeg will get another soaking today as more rain moves through the region. The rain will intensify early this morning as the low responsible for all this wet weather moves through the Dakotas. Much of the Red River Valley, including Winnipeg, will see another 15 to 30 mm of rain before it tapers off through the afternoon. Northerly winds near 30 km/h will keep things cool with a high of just 8°C. Temperatures will dip down to a low near +2°C tonight with north-northwest winds of 10 to 20 km/h. Some lake effect snow or rain showers are possible in the lee of Lake Manitoba and Lake Winnipeg tonight.

Another moderate rainfall will occur across southern Manitoba today.
Another moderate rainfall will occur across southern Manitoba today.

The region will see a brief break from the rain on Tuesday as an arctic ridge moves across the province. It won’t bring much sun, though, with mainly cloudy skies persisting across southern Manitoba. Temperatures will be cool again with a high near 7°C in Winnipeg with northerly winds of 15 to 20 km/h. The chance for lake-effect rain showers or flurries will continue in the lee of the lakes for much of the day. Winnipeg will see a low near +2°C again with light winds tonight under cloudy skies.

Skies will stay cloudy on Wednesday with light winds through the day. Highs through the region will be cool near 6 or 7°C. Yet more rain looks to be on the way on Wednesday night as another low spreads rain out of the U.S. into the Red River Valley. Another 5 to 10 mm is possible on Wednesday night with temperatures heading to a low near +3°C.

Long Range Outlook

Rain will taper off for the rest of the work week with highs climbing back into the low teens. Some sun will work back into the region for Thursday and Friday as well.

That said, another low looks to move towards the region to start the weekend, with another 5 to 10 mm possible on Saturday. Forecasts show things finally settling heading through the latter half of the weekend into next week. Temperatures are forecast to return to seasonal values early next week.

Today’s seasonal daytime high in Winnipeg is 15°C while the seasonal overnight low is +3°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.