Thursday, March 18, 2010
Cold front to bring strong winds, falling temperatures this afternoon into this evening
A low pressure system tracking through central Manitoba will drag a sharp cold front across southern MB today bringing an end to the current mild spell. The cold front along the MB/SK border this morning will push across Winnipeg and the RRV this afternoon. The front will be marked with northwest winds of 50 km/h with gusts to 70 or 80 km/h at times and falling temperatures. There is a chance of some showers or flurries with the frontal passage but the bulk of the precipitation with this system, falling as snow, is expected through the Interlake and central MB where several cm may fall. As the colder air deepens this evening, Winnipeg may see a dusting of light snow with gusty northwest winds continuing along with below freezing temperatures. That could slick up some city streets and bridges so be prepared for local icing. Clearing conditions are expected Friday along with diminishing winds.
Posted by rob at 7:24 AM