Monday, January 12, 2009
Cold week ahead.. relief by weekend
Brisk northerly winds have ushered in another Arctic airmass over southern MB this morning with temperatures remaining in the minus 20s today and windchills in the -35 range. Clear and cold conditions are expected tonight as the Arctic ridge passes over us, with temperatures dropping into the mid minus 30s. On Tuesday, a system from northern AB will drop through Saskatchewan, spreading cloud and some snow over southern MB Tuesday afternoon and evening. Behind this system will be another reinforcing shot of Arctic air for Wednesday and Thursday. Finally though, it looks like we'll be getting some relief from the frigid weather by the weekend as a large push of mild Pacific air spreads east across the Prairies by late week. The milder air will be slowest to arrive in MB, taking a couple of days to flush out the lingering Arctic air on Friday and Saturday. But models continue to indicate that by Sunday, temperatures in southern MB will finally be rising to well above normal values, with above freezing temperatures quite possible Sunday and Monday. So hang in there.. some relief is on the way!
Posted by rob at 8:53 AM