Unsettled Conditions Persist Into the Weekend for Winnipeg

The chance of showers and thunderstorms will keep coming back to the Winnipeg area as a couple more disturbances cross the region in the coming days.

NAM 24 hr. Precipitation Accumulation Forecast valid 12Z Sunday June 23, 2024
Another round of showers and thunderstorms will move through southern Manitoba on Saturday.

After dodging thunderstorms yesterday that hovered in the sky to the west and north of Winnipeg much of yesterday, the city will see a pleasant end to the work week. A broad area of high pressure will sit over the region and bring sunshine and warm temperatures to the city. After a sunny start to the day, skies will turn partly cloudy as daytime highs climb into the mid-20s this afternoon.

Temperatures will head down into the mid-teens tonight with partly cloudy skies.

On Saturday, the region will see increasing cloud as a disturbance moves into Manitoba from Saskatchewan. While showers and thunderstorms will be possible over west and southwest Manitoba through the day, the wet weather will likely hold off until later in the day for the Red River Valley. By late afternoon, scattered showers and thunderstorms will likely drift southeast through the region, with rain likely in the Winnipeg area.

There isn’t likely a widespread severe weather threat on Saturday for Winnipeg. The instability and wind shear required to organize a thunderstorm will be limited and while a strong thunderstorm is possible, severe weather is unlikely. The chance of showers and thunderstorms will persist into the evening, then taper off overnight.

Temperatures will climb back into the 20 to 25 °C range on Saturday, then dip back down into the mid-teens on Saturday night with cloudier skies.

Sunday will bring another ridge of high pressure through the region. This should clear the clouds out for a sunny afternoon with a high back in the mid-20s. The region will have northerly winds up to the 20 to 30 km/h range. Temperatures will head back down to the mid-teens on Sunday night with partly cloudy skies.

Long Range Outlook

Another low pressure system will move through the region on Monday, bringing another chance of showers and thunderstorms to the Winnipeg area. After that, there is a chance that the region could see stabler conditions for the rest of the week with near-seasonal temperatures.

Today’s seasonal daytime high in Winnipeg is 24 °C while the seasonal overnight low is 12 °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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