Snow this late in the spring in southern Manitoba is not unheard of, especially over the higher elevations of western Manitoba which will see late season snow like this every once and a while. Snows this late in the season are much more rare in the RRV, where they are only experienced a handful of times in a lifetime. Winnipeg's latest snowstorms were in 1882 (15.2 cm on May 20) and 1910 (4.8 cm on May 28). The greatest accumulation we have ever had in June in Winnipeg was a measly 0.5 cm on June 8, 1877.
|Pic sent to The Weather Network. Shot in Rossburn, MB by Morgan Sanders|
Temperatures will be cool both Saturday and Sunday with highs in the low to mid teens in general. Sunday will also be very windy, with gusts up to 70 km/h possible over much of southern Manitoba.
Monday, wrap-around showers are expected to continue in many areas. A few rumbles of thunder will possible again in southeastern Manitoba with a bit of instability and lift in the afternoon. An additional 2 to 5 mm will be possible Monday, although amounts will vary.
Looking for warmer weather? Our next warm up looks to begin mid week, so we still have a few more days of this cool weather.