The above normal temperatures will continue over southern Mb this week as a mild Pacific flow dominates over the Prairies. This will mean daily temperatures near the freezing mark and more of those messy roads and melting snow (stock up on that windshield fluid!) The mild temperatures are nice.. but some of those Winnipeg side roads are becoming a real mess with all that unplowed snow getting pretty thick in spots due to compaction and rutting. A grader pass or two sure would be nice right about now!
By the end of the week, a couple of weather systems tracking through the Prairies threatens to bring some snow to Winnipeg by Thursday and Friday. However at this point, it appears that the bulk of the snow with each of these systems will be mainly north of Winnipeg through the Interlake and central MB areas, with minor amounts over the south. Slightly colder temperatures are expected next weekend in the wake of these systems but at this point, a change to a prolonged period of cold weather is not anticipated. In fact, long range guidance from CPC indicates above normal temperatures over southern MB leading up to Christmas.