Warmer Weather Pushing in For Saturday, Then Cooler With Showers

It will be a windy transition day in Winnipeg today as a warm front pushes across the region. Heading through the weekend, a mild Saturday will give way to unsettled conditions on Sunday.

A warm front will push eastwards across the province today, bringing afternoon cloud and breezy southerlies to Winnipeg. Temperatures will climb to a high near 13 °C with south winds increasing to 40 gusting 60 km/h midday. The city will see a sunny start to the day, but clouds will move in for the afternoon ahead of the warm front. There may be a slight chance of a rain shower in the evening as the front moves through, then skies will clear up for the night. The city will see a low near 5 °C with easing winds.

An upper ridge over the region will bring mild weather to Winnipeg on Saturday. Under partly cloudy skies, the city will see a high near 21 °C with northerly winds up to 20 km/h. More organized cloud cover will begin to move into the region late in the day as an upper trough approaches. There will be a chance of showers overnight with a low near 6 °C.

RDPS 2m Temperature Forecast valid 21Z Saturday May 1, 2021
Southern Manitoba will see daytime highs climbing into the 20s on Saturday.

On Sunday, skies will stay on the cloudier side as the upper trough slowly moves through the region. Some sunny breaks are likely, but the region will also see a good chance of showers. Winds will stay out of the north at 20–30 km/h and highs will be cooler at around 13 °C. The chance for showers will taper off Sunday night with a low near +1 °C.

Long Range Outlook

Forecasts show a fairly stable pattern next week with daytime highs in the low to mid-teens and overnight lows in the 0–4 °C range. The start of the week is forecast to be fairly sunny, though mid-week might be a bit cloudier. The forecast shows no notable chances for rain.

Today’s seasonal daytime high in Winnipeg is 16 °C while the seasonal overnight low is 2 °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.