Friday, 9 May 2014

Brief Reprieve

     Winnipeg got brushed with some rain late yesterday evening associated with a Colorado Low to our south. Not much fell, but essentially the city was divided into two with the eastern half seeing the most. 2.0 mm fell here in south St Vital while no accumulation seems to have been recorded in the west part of the city, including at the airport.

     Spectacular sunny skies have returned for today. Although, there will be a bit of a north breeze of 20 to 30 km/h. We should reach a high around 15-16°C, possibly our warmest day so far this year. So far, our warmest day stands at 15.1°C on April 23.

     Tomorrow has the potential to be yet again the warmest day of the year. In fact, there is even potential we may reach our first 20°C of the year if skies are clear enough. We should reach around 19-20°C. Clouds will increase late in the day as a low pressure system begins to move in.

     The unsettled, cool conditions return Sunday. A few showers are likely on Sunday with lots of cloud. A few sunny breaks are possible at times. A rumble of thunder is also possible, especially in southeastern Manitoba.

     Yet another Colorado Low is expected to impact southern Manitoba to begin the work week with cloudy, cool and wet conditions expected Monday and Tuesday. It is too early to talk about rainfall amounts, but another significant rainfall is in the realm of possibility.

     Well below normal temperatures are expected for the remainder of the work week. Wednesday so far looks coolest with highs possibly only reaching high single digits. Slightly warmer weather is possible by next weekend, but generally below normal conditions look to persist for the foreseeable future. Normal highs next week range between 16 and 19°C.