Friday, January 08, 2010
Brisk winds Saturday.. then major warmup begins..
A major warmup will be spreading east across the Prairies this weekend into next week, with temperatures rising to well above normal values over southern MB. Before then, Winnipeg and the Red River valley will have to put up with one more cold day Saturday as brisk southerly winds begin to flush out the remaining Arctic air. Don't let that Saturday high of -12C fool you.. it won't be reached until late in the day, with gusty south winds adding a noticeable wind chill much of the day. By Sunday, winds will drop off and milder air will be pushing in from Saskatchewan.. allowing temperatures to climb into the minus single digits over Winnipeg and southern MB. Even milder conditions are forecast to spread into southern MB by Tuesday, with above freezing temperatures possible in some areas, especially favoured downslope areas such as east of the Riding Mountains (Dauphin, McCreary), north of the Turtle Mtns (Boissevain, Killarney) and the western Red River valley (Portage, Morden) Even Winnipeg may approach the melting point by Tuesday. The mild conditions are expected to continue through much of the upcoming week.
Posted by rob at 10:54 PM