More Mixed Weather Ahead for Winnipeg

Winnipeg will continue to see a mix of weather this week with near-seasonal temperatures.

RDPS 12-hr Accumulated Precipitation Forecast valid 18Z Wednesday September 21, 2022
Some showers will move through southern Manitoba on Tuesday night as cooler air slumps into the region.

Today will be a pleasant late-summer day in Winnipeg with westerly winds picking up to 30 km/h and bringing sunshine back to the area. Temperatures should climb close to the 20 °C mark this afternoon. More cloud will move into the region this evening as a cold front sweeps through. Some more showers are likely tonight as northwest winds usher cooler air into the region, but the most organized precipitation will fall along the western escarpment of the Red River Valley and in the lee of the lakes. In these areas, anywhere from a couple millimetres to potentially over 10 mm is possible. In Winnipeg and much of the Red River Valley itself, though, just a few light showers are likely through the night with little accumulation.

Any remaining showers should taper off on Wednesday morning as a high pressure system pushes into the region. The clouds may linger into the afternoon as brisk northwest winds up into the 30 to 40 km/h range continue. Temperatures will be cooler on Wednesday with highs only in the mid-teens. The winds will ease off on Wednesday night as skies clear and temperatures head to an overnight low as cold as +1 or +2 °C.

RDPS 2m Temperature Forecast valid 12Z Thursday September 22, 2022
A high pressure system will bring very cool overnight lows to the region on Wednesday night with temperatures close to freezing by Thursday morning in many places.

The high pressure system will bring mainly sunny skies to the region on Thursday. Winds will be light and highs will again sit in the mid-teens. The high will begin shifting off to the east later in the day. As it exits the area, southerly winds will begin to pick up as more cloud moves into the 

Long Range Outlook

Another disturbance moving into the region on Friday will bring cloud and a good chance of rain. Accumulations across the region may vary significantly; Winnipeg could see 2 to 4 mm with increasing amounts southwards. Some cloud and showers may persist into Saturday as temperatures finally warm back to seasonal values. The sun should make a full return on Sunday.

Today’s seasonal daytime high in Winnipeg is 17 °C while the seasonal overnight low is 5 °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 Mastodon.

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