Near-Record Cold To Start The Week

Winnipeg will see temperatures over 10°C below normal continue to start the week with overnight lows dipping close to record values.

The cold weather continues as a potent, sprawling Arctic high builds into the province. Breezy northerly winds of 20 to 30 km/h will keep things cool again today with a high of 7°C. Temperatures will plummet back below zero tonight to a low near -7 or -8°C with light winds and clear skies. While not a record, it will get close to the record low of -10.0°C set in 1918.

Temperatures will rebound slightly Tuesday, but still stay well below seasonal values. Winnipeg will see a high near 11°C under mainly sunny skies. The wind will be light, which will help things feel a little nicer than the past few days. Temperatures will head back towards 0°C on Tuesday night with increasing cloud.

NAM 48hr. Precipitation Accumulation Forecast valid 06Z Thursday May 14, 2020
Rain will spread across southern Manitoba on Wednesday with many areas forecast to receive around 10 mm by the time it tapers off on Wednesday night.

On Wednesday, a warm front pushing into the region will spread rain eastwards across the Red River Valley. The wet weather will keep temperatures cool again with a high near 9°C with southeast winds of 20 to 30 km/h. The rain will taper off in the evening with event accumulations likely near to 10 mm. Temperatures will dip to a low near 5°C on Wednesday night with mostly cloudy skies and a chance of showers.

Long Range Outlook

The passage of Wednesday’s warm front will mark the start of a return towards seasonal temperatures. Once any remaining cloud and/or showers moves out on Thursday morning, temperatures will climb into the upper teens through the rest of the week. On the weekend, 20°C highs will be possible again! Winnipeg should see plenty of sun though the second half of the week.

Today’s seasonal daytime high in Winnipeg is 19°C while the seasonal overnight low is 4°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.