After almost 2 months of what has felt like never-ending frigid weather, a pattern change is finally in the works.
A strong southerly wind will develop tonight in the Red River Valley, and that along with some light snow will create blowing snow on highways. Something to keep in mind if travelling tonight or tomorrow morning. Winds should gradually diminish tomorrow.
The big story will be warmer temperatures as we finally reach above normal. Temperatures between -8°C and -10°C tomorrow, with highs reaching the mid to high minus single digits Friday. The warmer conditions are expected to continue this weekend.
However, a stronger clipper system is expected to move into Manitoba Sunday. A major snowstorm is not expected for southern Manitoba with the bulk of the snow remaining to our north into central and northern Manitoba. However, some snow and perhaps even some ice pellets or freezing rain is still possible, particularly early in the day. Significant accumulations not expected at this time with generally less than 5 cm. A fresh shot of cold air will be ushered behind the system, but it is not expected to be nearly as cold as what we've seen of late. Generally warmer temperatures than what we've seen of late are expected next week as Old Man Winter loosens his grip.