Highs just above zero are expected today under beautiful sunny skies and a light breeze.
Temperatures wont drop much tonight thanks to a continued southerly breeze at the surface along with very warm air moving in aloft. Lows in the high minus single digits are expected.
Tomorrow will be the warmest day of the week with highs in the high single digits likely (above zero!). Given the moderate westerly wind at the surface, a light downslope effect off the escarpment could even push temperatures close to 9°C or 10°C in the western RRV around Morden and Portage la Prairie. Of course these warm temperatures are assuming we get a good deal of sunshine and only some high cloud. It is also of note that weather models have been having a lot of trouble handling temperatures tomorrow, especially due to uncertainties about snow pack (some weather models are fooled into thinking there's snow on the ground right now). For example, the NAM only gives a high of 2°C tomorrow, however it keeps us fairly cloudy and has us with snow cover on the ground. It will be interesting to see if it does get as warm as my forecast!
A weak clipper system moves in on Thursday ushering in some cooler temperatures and snow flurries. Minimal accumulations are expected with perhaps up to 1 cm. However, I think it may be a little too warm for too much accumulation.
Another clipper system moves in this weekend which could bring some more significant accumulations depending on track. If the system pushes too far north, we may start with rain and then change to snow but only get minimal accumulations with highest amounts to our north. However, if the system pushes further south we could be talking about some higher accumulations. Stay tuned..