Cloudy, Seasonably Cool Start To The Week

Winnipeg’s cool weather will continue with a bit of snow to kick off the work week. Cool conditions with more cloud than sun will continue through much of the week.

Winnipeg will start the work week with a bit of snow. While unwelcome, it’s a far cry from the blizzard that pounded portions of southern Alberta and Saskatchewan yesterday. The chance for snow will taper off by late morning as the low pressure system responsible for it moves from the Dakotas eastwards into Minnesota. Behind it, the city will continue to see cloudy skies. Breezy winds out of the northeast near 30 km/h this morning will gradually ease this afternoon. These winds will be continually tapping into cooler temperatures through the day, keeping Winnipeg’s high near a cool 7°C. The city will see light easterly winds and a low near 0°C tonight as the cloud cover breaks up a bit.

Tuesday will bring mixed skies to Winnipeg as a ridge of high pressure moves though. The city should see some sunshine in the morning, but some convective cloud and incoming system cloud from the next disturbance will result in cloudy skies redeveloping for the afternoon. Winds will stay light out of the east with temperatures climbing to another below-seasonal high near 9°C. The cloudy skies will stay for Tuesday night with a low near +2°C.

On Wednesday, cloudy skies will continue with light winds. A chance of showers will develop through the afternoon and continue overnight. Temperatures will climb to a high near 11°C then fall to an overnight low near +2 or +3°C.

Long Range Outlook

The rest of the week will bring variable cloudiness and occasional chances for showers. Temperatures will return to near-seasonal values, but will likely continue to trend on the cooler side.

Today’s seasonal daytime high in Winnipeg is 15°C while the seasonal overnight low is +2°C.

RDPS 2m Temperature Forecast valid 21Z Wednesday April 10, 2018

Cool, Cloudy Weather Ahead

Winnipeg will continue to see seasonably cool temperatures with more cloud cover on the way.

A major winter storm over the American Plains will dominate the weather story for the entire region over the next few days. While Winnipeg and the Red River Valley won’t see any precipitation from this system, it will still shape conditions here for the rest of the week.

Today, the city will see mixed skies with scattered flurries as a band of cloud pushes westwards across the region. Northeasterly winds near 20 km/h will keep temperatures cool today with a high near 5°C. Variable cloudiness will continue tonight with temperatures dipping to around -5°C.

Winnipeg may see a bit of sun on Thursday morning, but clouds will push northwards from the U.S. into the region through the day. Once the skies cloud over, it’ll stick around right into the weekend. Both Thursday and Friday will bring daytime highs near 5°C with continuing northeasterly winds. Both Thursday and Friday nights should bring near-seasonal lows around -3°C.

Long Range Outlook

Some sun should finally poke out on Saturday and stick around for the rest of the weekend. Temperatures will return to seasonal values making for the return of pleasant spring weather!

Today’s seasonal daytime high in Winnipeg is 9°C while the seasonal overnight low is -3°C.

More Showers Lead to Cooler Conditions

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.

A few showers will spread across southern Manitoba this morning.
A few showers will spread across southern Manitoba this morning.

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.

Seasonably Cool Wednesday Turns Unsettled For Thursday

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.

Much of southern Manitoba will see some amount of a sloppy wintery mix of precipitation on Thursday.
Much of southern Manitoba will see some amount of a sloppy wintery mix of precipitation on Thursday.

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.