A Brief Warm-Up Followed By Cooler Conditions

Temperatures will briefly warm up on Tuesday before the region transitions into a much cooler pattern.

The city will see mainly cloudy skies today with a seasonably cool high near 12 °C. Winnipeg itself won’t likely see any showers, but lake-effect precipitation will be possible through much of the day in the lee of Lake Manitoba and Lake Winnipeg. Temperatures will dip to a low of only 9 °C tonight with a chance of showers as a warm front pushes through the region.

Tuesday will bring some warmer weather back to the region with a high near 18 °C in Winnipeg. There should be plenty of sun with partly cloudy skies after any lingering early-day cloud clears out. Temperatures will dip to a low near 7 °C on Tuesday night.

A cold front will usher a notable pattern change into the region on Wednesday. Cloud cover will push southwards into the Red River Valle in the morning, followed by a good chance of showers. Temperatures will climb back to a high near 12 °C. Skies will stay mostly cloudy into the night with a continued chance of showers. Temperatures will head to a low near +3 °C.

RDPS 10m Wind and MSLP Forecast valid 00Z Thursday October 1, 2020
Moderate to strong northwest winds will develop over the Manitoba Lakes and Red River Valley on Wednesday.

While Winnipeg will see varied conditions over the next 3 days, one thing will be constant: the wind. Each day will see northwest winds pick up in the morning into the 30–40 km/h range. While the winds may be a bit gusty today and tomorrow, Wednesday will bring the strongest winds with gusts of 60–70 km/h possible.

Long Range Outlook

The second half of the week will be quite cool with highs hovering close to 10 °C and overnight lows dipping to around or just below freezing. The city will see mixed to mostly cloudy skies right into the weekend. A return to seasonal temperatures is forecast for early next week.

Today’s seasonal daytime high in Winnipeg is 15 °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.