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Winnipeg will see another chance of showers this morning followed by the passage of a cold front which will bring seasonably cool conditions back to the region.
The city will start today with some showers moving through the region followed by cloudy skies with a chance of drizzle. Temperatures should reach a high near 5°C with northwesterly winds near 20 km/h through much of the day. A cold front will push through in the evening, bringing a chance for flurries as it passes. Behind it, the cloud cover will begin to break up as temperatures head to a low near -9°C.
The rest of the week will see Winnipeg entrenched under a weak Arctic ridge extending from Hudson Bay southwards through the province. The city will see variable cloudiness as systems pass by to the south and slightly below-seasonal temperatures. Winds will continue from the north to northeast around 20 to 30 km/h both Tuesday and Wednesday.
Long Range Outlook
The rest of the week looks quiet with variable cloudiness and near-seasonal temperatures.
Today’s seasonal daytime high in Winnipeg is 8°C while the seasonal overnight low is -4°C.
The first widespread rainfall of the season will move into southern Manitoba this weekend.
Winnipeg will wrap up the work week with another seasonably cool, mostly cloudy day. A weak Arctic ridge moving through in the region today will keep temperatures down. The daytime high should be around +4°C, but it might get a couple degrees warmer if more cloud cover burns off a bit earlier than expected this afternoon. The city should see some clearing this evening, but more cloud will begin moving back in overnight. Temperatures will dip to a low near -4°C.
Saturday will see a complicated system developing over the Northern Plains and eastern Prairies. A weak low pressure system will develop over central Alberta on Saturday while a stronger low develops over Nebraska. As the southern low strengthens, the Alberta system will weaken to a broad trough. A broad south-easterly flow will then develop from the warm sector of the southern low into the northern Prairies.
For Winnipeg, this will result in cloudy skies on Saturday seasonal high near 7°C. Northeasterly winds will be in place much of the day at around 20 km/h. On Saturday night, the surface trough will push into southern Manitoba, bringing a broad area of rain into the region. Winnipeg should see some rain begin overnight and persist into Sunday morning. Temperatures will dip to a low near +1°C with light winds.
Rain will taper off sometime midday Sunday in Winnipeg. The city is forecast to receive around 10 mm of rain which looks like a reasonable value right now. Once the rain ends, cloudy skies will stick around for the rest of the day. Temperatures will remain seasonal with a high around 6°C. The chance for some rain showers will return Sunday night into Monday morning as temperatures dip to a low near +1°C.
Long Range Outlook
The city will continue to see mixed to mostly cloudy skies of much of the coming week, but temperatures will remain near to above-seasonal. No significant precipitation is forecast through the week.
Today’s seasonal daytime high in Winnipeg is 7°C while the seasonal overnight low is -4°C.
A mix of rain and snow will move through Winnipeg on Thursday, marking the start of an unsettled warm-up for the weekend.
Today will be a sunny but cool day in Winnipeg as a ridge of high pressure moves through. With light winds, temperatures will climb to a high near +1°C. Skies will stay mostly clear tonight with temperatures dropping to a low near -6°C.
Weather returns to the region on Thursday as a warm front moves through ahead of a low pressure system in Saskatchewan. Skies will cloud over early in the day with southerly winds increasing to 40 gusting 60 km/h. By mid- to late-afternoon, a wintery mix of precipitation will work its way across the Red River Valley. The rain/snow will exit the region early in the evening, leaving behind light winds, cloudy skies, and a chance of drizzle. Winnipeg will see a low near 0°C on Thursday night.
Skies will start off cloudy on Friday morning with a continued chance of drizzle, then a weak cold front will push through the region. Skies should begin to clear in the afternoon with temperatures reaching a high near 6°C. The reprieve will be short-lived, though as more cloud pushes in overnight ahead of the next disturbance. Temperatures should dip to around -3°C on Friday night.
Long Range Outlook
Winnipeg’s weekend looks mild thanks to a southwesterly flow developing aloft. Unfortunately, that also means rather unsettled conditions with a fair amount of cloud and a couple chances for precipitation. Temperatures will climb into the teens, though, with overnight lows likely remaining above zero. It appears that conditions will gradually settle next week with a return towards seasonal temperatures.
Today’s seasonal daytime high in Winnipeg is 6°C while the seasonal overnight low is -5°C.
The Red River Valley will continue to see excellent melt conditions to start the week with near-seasonal temperatures and little precipitation.
Today will be the warmest day of the next three for Winnipeg. A low pressure system crossing northern Manitoba will draw warmer air across the southern half of the province. West-southwest winds of 20 to 30 km/h will send Winnipeg’s high to a seasonal 6°C. The city will see mixed skies through much of the day. The cloud cover will thicken up overnight as a cold front approaches. Winnipeg should see a low near -3°C tonight.
A cold front will push through Winnipeg on Tuesday morning, bringing a chance of flurries and northwesterly winds of 30 gusting 50 km/h. The chance for flurries should end midday, but the city will continue to see mixed skies through the afternoon. Daytime highs will be cooler behind the cold front; Winnipeg should reach around 0°C. A ridge of high pressure will build into the region on Tuesday night, bringing clearing skies and diminishing winds. The temperature drops to a low near -6°C.
Wednesday will be a pleasant day for Winnipeg. The ridge of high pressure will keep winds relatively light and keep skies sunnier than not. The city will see a high near 3 or 4°C, but the light winds will help it feel warm. On Wednesday night, southeasterly winds will begin to develop ahead of a low pressure system developing over Saskatchewan. These winds will help keep the low a bit milder near -3°C, but also likely bring in some cloud cover towards Thursday morning.
Long Range Outlook
Winnipeg will see unsettled conditions on Thursday into Friday as a low pressure system moves through and a cold front drops southwards. There’s a good chance the city may see some rain, particularly late Thursday, but outside of that it looks like it will be cloudier with just a chance of precipitation. This disturbance will help shift the Prairies into a more zonal flow, bringing a more sustained warm-up through the weekend into next week.
Today’s seasonal daytime high in Winnipeg is 5°C while the seasonal overnight low is -6°C.
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