We will see a mix of sun and cloud this afternoon with highs only reaching the low twenties, a good 5 degrees below normal. Tonight will be another chilly one. Clear skies, light winds and low dewpoints will allow temperatures to drop to between 6°C and 8°C around Winnipeg. However, this wont be enough to break the old record of 3.3°C in 1972.
The long-weekend will be fairly pleasant with gradually warming temperatures and plenty of sunshine for the most part. Saturday and Sunday will be sunniest, with more cloud moving in on Monday. We will reach around 23°C on Saturday, around 24°C on Sunday and 25-26°C on Monday. There will be a small chance for a shower or storm on Monday, however it is not a significant chance. Dewpoints will also be a little higher on Monday which will keep overnight lows closer to seasonal in the low teens.
Enjoy the more seasonal temperatures on Monday while you can. Models have been hinting at a another shot of cold air mid week. A few days mid-late week may only see highs reaching just under or near 20°C. It is too early to say how long this will last. Before the cooler weather moves in however, there will likely be some opportunities for thunderstorms... but it is too early right now to confirm when.
|A polar cyclone over northern Ontario/Hudson Bay lately has maintained a NW flow over Manitoba, keeping us cooler|