Summer Warmth Continues

Winnipeg will see summer warmth continue through the first half of the week followed by a return to more seasonal temperatures.

Winnipeg will see mainly sunny skies today courtesy a ridge that extends south through Manitoba from a high near the 60th parallel. With light winds, temperatures will climb to a high near 29 °C this afternoon. Along with the warmth, humidity levels will stay comfortable and make for a beautiful afternoon. Temperatures will dip to a low near 15 °C tonight with clear skies.

On Tuesday, temperatures will again climb to a high near 29 °C but a warm front will spread cloud into the region through the day. There will be a chance of scattered showers as the warm front passes midday, and again as a cold front sweeps southeast on Tuesday night. After the warm front pushes through, winds will increase out of the southeast to 30–40 km/h for the afternoon. The winds will ease after midnight, then pick up out of the northwest with the cold front early Wednesday morning.

RDPS 2m Temperature Forecast valid 21Z Tuesday August 25, 2020
Winnipeg will see another warm day on Tuesday before cooler, more seasonal temperatures move in for the second half of the week.

With both the warm and cold fronts, there will be a chance of a thunderstorms. The environment will not likely support a widespread severe weather threat, but isolated severe thunderstorms may be possible. If any severe thunderstorms develop, the primary threat associated with them would be large hail and damaging wind gusts. For any thunderstorms at night, the primary threat will be hail.

On Wednesday, northwest winds will persist at 20–30 km/h through the day and usher in more seasonal temperatures. Skies will be on the cloudier side through the morning, but should clear out for the afternoon. Winnipeg will see a high near 25 °C in the afternoon and a low near 13 °C on Wednesday night.

Long Range Outlook

A cooler air mass will move into the region for the second half of the week. Winnipeg will see highs cool to the low 20s and lows to the mid- to low teens. Skies will be variably cloudy through the second half of the week with another chance for showers or thunderstorms later Thursday.

Today’s seasonal daytime high in Winnipeg is 23°C while the seasonal overnight low is 10°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.