A Return to More Seasonal Conditions

After a sunny and mild weekend, temperatures in Winnipeg will gradually dip back towards seasonal values.

Cooler temperatures will gradually return to Winnipeg this week as the westerly flow aloft that brought mild Pacific air to the Prairies slowly collapses. As the flow aloft turns northwesterly, a weak ridge of high pressure will build southwards out of the Arctic and through Manitoba.

GDPS 2m Temperature Forecast valid 18Z Wednesday February 26, 2020
Cooler temperatures will return to Winnipeg mid-week.

As the high builds in, the region will see variable cloudiness as temperatures head to slightly below-seasonal values. Highs will fall from near -2°C today to -12°C by Wednesday with overnight lows dipping into the -20s midweek. A few flurries will be possible Monday night into Tuesday as the cooler temperatures push into the region.

Winds will be generally light over the coming days. Tuesday will bring comparatively breezy conditions with northwest winds of 20 to 30 km/h. Monday and Wednesday, on the other hand, will see northerly winds up to 15 km/h.

Long Range Outlook

The cooler conditions will be short lived as an upper ridge quickly begins building back into the region. Temperatures will gradually warm through the second half of the week with highs likely reaching back to the 0°C mark by Saturday. The mild weather will persist into next week. No notable snowfall is in the forecast.

Today’s seasonal daytime high in Winnipeg is -6°C while the seasonal overnight low is -17°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.