A surge of warmer air has moved into southern Manitoba for today... but it wont last. Highs today are tough to forecast due to remaining snow pack, but highs around 10°C are looking likely in Winnipeg today nonetheless. More like mid to high teens along the US border to our south where snow is almost gone. A cold front will pass mid or late afternoon and with it, strong westerly winds over 40 km/h are possible with gusts to 60 or 70 km/h. Some showers will be possible with the front, especially to our north and south. Even a rumble of thunder may occur to our south; best chance along the US border. I don't think we'll see any in Winnipeg I'm sorry to say.
We cool down for tomorrow, likely only reaching between 3 and 5°C at Winnipeg airport. A brief push of warmer air on Friday will bring us into the high single digits again.
BAD NEWS! An arctic front passes through Friday night, which will usher in unseasonably cold conditions for this time of year. Temperatures some 7-12°C below normal are expected this weekend and for part of next week as a result. We may potentially struggle to exceed the freezing mark for daytime highs on some days, especially on the weekend. By then normal highs will be around 10 to 11°C. Some models even bring in some snow on the weekend, but not all, so there's still some uncertainty about that. All we can hope for right now is that most of the snow pack melts in the next few days...
It is unclear how long the cool down will last, but there are hints of getting a little warmer by the end of next week.