Turned out to be quite the thunderstorm event in the Winnipeg area last night. The south end of the city, especially south of Bishop Grandin, was hardest hit. Long-lived torrential downpours dumped 20-30 mm of rain to this part of the city in just 20 minutes or so. Lighter rainfall amounts in other parts of the city with generally 5-15 mm. Ongoing rains and lightning after the main storm dumped an additional 5 or so mm.
Here at my place in River Park South, I received 26.7 mm in total last night. Only 11 mm fell at the airport. Here are a few rainfall totals from yesterday and overnight today:
Portage southeast (cocorahs) 38.1 mm
Portage (Mb Agriculture) 35.2 mm
Winnipeg South St Vital 25-35 mm in general
Carman 29.4 mm
St Adolphe 25.7 mm
Portage Southport 16.1 mm
Winnipeg The Forks ~ 15 mm
Winnipeg Charleswood 11 mm
I've also got a brief video below just for the memories (nothing overly special)... not much visual, mainly audio. I managed to catch a couple impressive thunderclaps, the first was following a close cloud-to-ground strike which you can faintly see in the video. Note the torrential rain... it was heavy like that for perhaps 15 minutes in general.
Enjoy the warmth tomorrow and Wednesday! Lots of sun tomorrow with a high around 26-28°C. A mix of sun and cloud for the first part of Wednesday with a high possibly reaching 30°C (depending on cloud coverage). Increasing cloud late in the day on Wednesday associated with an approaching system and cold front. Showers and thunderstorms look likely early on Thursday with this.
At this point, it appears the active pattern continues into next weekend. Both the GFS and GEM models hint at a strong low pressure system affecting us Saturday-Sunday with the potential for a significant rainfall. However, note that the ECMWF is not so keen on this idea. As a result, still lots of uncertainty about next weekend. A significant cool down looks likely behind the system for early-mid next week. Too early to say how long it will last. Needless to say, enjoy the warmth while it lasts!