An upper ridge building across the Prairies will bring warm weather and plenty of cloud to Winnipeg this weekend.
Warmer weather arrives in Winnipeg today, thawing the region from the snap of cold air that settled over the region earlier in the week. Clouds moved in overnight and are going to stick around for at least the next three days. As a result, though, temperatures will stay fairly steady. Highs through the weekend will hover near -6 °C.
The wind will pick up out of the southeast into the 20–30 km/h range today. The wind will keep up through most of the night, keeping temperatures mild with a low of just -8 or -9 °C. The winds will ease for Saturday and Sunday, allowing lows to dip into the minus teens.
A weak trough will move across southern Manitoba on Saturday, likely bringing some light snow with it. Nothing more than a dusting is likely with 1–2 cm possible by the end of the day. A few flurries are possible overnight into early Sunday morning, but any remaining snow will taper off by midday Sunday.
Long Range Outlook
The mainly cloudy and mild conditions will continue into mid-week. A low pressure system moving through on Wednesday will bring some more snow to the region and usher in another blast of Arctic air. Temperatures are forecast to plummet back to below-seasonal values for the end of next week.
Today’s seasonal daytime high in Winnipeg is -11 °C while the seasonal overnight low is -22 °C.