After record-breaking warmth just a week ago, this week has a whole new face. We're expecting lows in the low minus twenties tonight, between -26 and -28 for the city of Winnipeg. Highs may not even reach -20 C tomorrow!
Tomorrow night and Wednesday is our next chance for some snow. Models have been in a bit of a disagreement with where the band of snow will end up though. Some are indicating the band will be mainly confined in North Dakota and along the US Border, although others like the NAM have been showing the band sticking over southern Manitoba. Wherever the band ends up, totals could be in the 5-10 cm range in the heaviest hit areas. Personally, I am leaning towards more of a southern track, therefore I am expecting a possible 1-3 cm for the city. Tomorrow things should become more clear, and an update will be provided.
Behind that system, things will only get colder. Thursday morning could potentially be our first -30 C reading of the season. Daytime highs Thursday will only be in the mid minus twenties :~
Moderating temperatures are possible by the weekend, with some snow possible Saturday and Sunday, although temperatures will likely only be closer to normal. It is too early to tell at this point just how much snow we may receive, although it does not appear hugely significant at this point. The real warm-up at this point appears to be early next week, with highs possibly getting back into the minus single digits. Stay tuned for the latest updates!