|Snow is quickly melting away|
We've already come just shy of breaking record highs the last few days. 2 days this week (Tuesday and Thursday) saw highs that were within 2°C of an old record. Yesterday's high of 8.9°C was just shy of the old record of 9.7°C in 2012.
The peak of the warmup comes this weekend with highs in the teens. There may be some patchy fog tomorrow morning which hopefully will burn off before the afternoon. If morning low cloud does burn off before the afternoon, then highs in the low to mid teens look likely from the Red River Valley westward. Winnipeg has the potential to reach a record 11-14°C (old record 11.4°C in 1981) if all goes well. Winds will also be strong out of the south-southeast in the afternoon and evening.
The peak of the warmth actually moves over on Sunday. Again, highs will depend on cloud cover. They will also depend on how early a cold front pushes through later in the day. Some models are earlier than others with this front. If all goes well, highs in at least the mid teens would occur in the Red River Valley, warmest closer to the US border where high teens would be possible. Winnipeg's old record is 14.4°C in 2012. Stay tuned in the comments below for updates as things could still change... Additionally, some light showers will be possible late in the day as the colder air moves in, but not much is expected.
Cooler, but still near or above seasonal conditions are expected for the work week next week.
Enjoy the warmer than normal conditions while they last!