Warming Up In Winnipeg…Briefly

Winnipeg will shake the shackles of Arctic air and return to spring-like weather! But another cold front will sweep through the region on Thursday night, bringing another blast of cooler temperatures to end the week.

With the Arctic ridge finally to the south, temperatures will return to seasonal values today with a light westerly wind. Some morning cloud will clear out as a warm front slides eastwards across the region, then Winnipeg will see a sunny high near 12 °C. Skies will stay clear tonight with a low near +1 °C.

Temperatures will climb on Thursday as a warm-sector trough moves into the region. With sunny skies, southwest winds will pick up to around 30 km/h and bring a high near 17 °C to Winnipeg. The winds will ease in the evening, followed by increasing cloudiness overnight as a cold front moves through overnight. Skies will be cloudy by Friday morning with northerly winds of 30–40 km/h. The city should see a low near -1 °C.

RDPS 2m Temperature Forecast valid 21Z Thursday April 22, 2021
Mild temperatures will spread through southern Manitoba on Thursday.

Friday will start with cloudy skies and a good chance for some light snow The northerly winds will persist through much of the day, but the chance of snow will drop off midday. Temperatures will be much cooler than Thursday with a high near +3 °C in Winnipeg. An area of high pressure will settle over the region on Friday night, bringing clearing skies, light winds, and a low near -6 °C.

Long Range Outlook

Winnipeg will see seasonably cool temperatures this weekend with highs in the upper single digits. A sunny Saturday will give way to cloudier conditions on Sunday that will persist through the first few days of the week. A generally unsettled pattern will develop as an upper trough digs over western North America, and Winnipeg will see a few chances for rain through the first half of next week.

Today’s seasonal daytime high in Winnipeg is 13 °C while the seasonal overnight low is 0 °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.