Cool Friday Followed By Weekend Warming

Winnipeg will see below-seasonal temperatures for one more day before a gradual return to summer heat.

A ridge of high pressure moving into the region will continue to keep things cool and breezy in Winnipeg today. With mixed skies, the city should see temperatures climb to a high near 15°C with north-northwest winds of 20 to 30 km/h. The winds will ease this evening with clearing skies. Temperatures will be quite cool with the low dipping to around 1°C at the airport and closer to 3 or 4°C downtown.

The high pressure centre will drift south of the region on Saturday, leaving behind sunny skies and light west-northwest winds. With all-day sunshine, temperatures will be a bit warmer with a high near 20°C. Skies will stay clear on Saturday night with a low near 6°C.

NAM 2m Temperature Forecast valid 21Z Sunday May 31, 2020
Summer temperatures will return to the Prairies by Sunday.

Warmer weather will continue to edge eastwards across the Prairies on Sunday. Winnipeg will see temperatures return to a seasonal high of 23°C under partly cloudy skies. Winds will be light for much of the day before picking up late in the afternoon into the 20 to 30 km/h range. Temperatures will stay mild on Sunday night with a low near 13°C with the southerly winds continuing. There will be a chance of showers or thunderstorms overnight as a warm front pushes across southern Manitoba.

Long Range Outlook

Next week will bring hot summer weather back to Winnipeg with highs in the 25 to 30°C range. There may be several chances for showers or thunderstorms through the first half of the week, then quieter conditions are forecast until a low moves through next Saturday.

Today’s seasonal daytime high in Winnipeg is 22°C while the seasonal overnight low is 8°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.