It will be a wet day today. Bands of showers are widely scattered so far this morning across the south. As the system currently in Nebraska lifts northwards throughout the day, rain will become more widespread in southwestern Manitoba later this morning. Southeastern Manitoba including Winnipeg will have to wait until later this afternoon for the heavier bands to move through. Scattered showers will continue throughout the evening as well as the centre of the low continues to move north, passing through our area overnight or in the morning Saturday.
It will also be quite windy this afternoon with southeast winds of 40 km/h possible in southeastern Manitoba. Winds will be lighter in the southwest. Rain showers will taper off Saturday morning, giving way to mainly cloudy skies for Saturday afternoon and evening. A few sunny breaks will be possible, especially late afternoon and evening, but most of Saturday should see more cloud than sun. Highs will be between 10 and 12 in the southeast and 12 and 14 in the southwest.
Wonder what rainfall totals will be? I'm thinking about 5 to 15 mm for southeast Manitoba, and 15 to 25 mm in southwestern areas. Here's what the GEM Regional model is thinking totals will be:
|GEM-REG model showing total amounts of 15-20 mm in southwest MB and 10-15 mm in|
the southeast. (Friday through to Saturday morning)
Sunday will be much cooler behind the cold front, and very windy. Winds will be gusting over 60 km/h Sunday afternoon, keeping temperatures over 5 to 10 C below normal. I'm only expecting a high of around 3 or 4°C in the city.