Just two more chilly days to get through and then things will get better! Still breezy out of the northwest today under cloudy skies and highs in the high single digits, a monotonous weather pattern which has been with us since late last week. At least tomorrow, the sun should be with us, but it will still be chilly with highs around 10°C.
Long weekend forecast:The weather pattern changes tomorrow night as a strong southerly flow sets up over southern Manitoba. It will be very windy in the afternoon on Saturday with southerly winds up to 40 km/h and gusts up to 60 km/h. Should see highs in the mid teens, closer to normal for this time of year. Mid teens are expected to continue Sunday and Monday. There will be a slight chance of showers on Sunday, but I'm not expecting much rain overall this weekend. Winds will be calmer Sunday and Monday as well, so overall, looks like a pleasant long weekend ahead!
Right now, there are no signs of prolonged cool downs through to the end of October. In fact, long range guidance suggests a warmer than normal second half of October overall. The following map is just one forecast for temperature anomalies for the October 17 to 24 period. Have not seen this much agreement on above normal temperatures in a long time!
|Temperature anomaly forecast for the October 17 to 24 period. NAEFS model.|