After a brief respite today and tomorrow, frigid Arctic air is poised to return to southern MB by Wednesday which will persist into the end of the week. The good news is that long range models are finally indicating a pattern shift towards milder weather developing over southern MB this weekend continuing into next week. The transition to the milder temperatures will be marked by strong southerly winds developing ahead of the warmer air mass Friday night into Saturday, along with a threat of accumulating snow. This may produce a period of poor visibilities in snow and blowing snow before things improve by Saturday afternoon or evening. Temperatures are then expected to average closer to normal values much of next week, with "normal" highs now rising towards the -8C mark. Let's hope so.. I'm getting tired of this cold weather!