Temperatures will stay well above normal values this week as mild Pacific air continues to wash over southern Manitoba.
Persistent upper ridging over western Canada will keep a steady stream of milder air from the Pacific flowing over the region this week. As a result, daytime highs in the mid-single digits will persist through the week, while overnight lows dip to, or a few degrees below, freezing.
Winnipeg will see variable cloudiness over the coming days, trending cloudier in the second half of the week. Breezy southerly winds will develop over the region today, but winds will then ease for the next couple days.
Notable with this warmth, Winnipeg will likely see dew point temperatures climb above freezing in the days ahead. This will help make a significant dent in the snow pack over the region; when dew point temperatures climb above freezing, the warmth can dramatically increase the amount of melt that can occur. As a result, not only will the snow situation across the city look different at the end of the week, fog will be a likely sight overnight and in the early mornings through the course of the week.
Long Range Outlook
Cloudier weather will move in for the weekend, but with that will come more warm weather with overnight lows that could even stay above freezing.
The warm weather will continue into next week.
Today’s seasonal daytime high in Winnipeg is -11 °C while the seasonal overnight low is -22 °C.