Friday, January 13, 2012
Milder weekend.. then getting even colder for next week..
After snapping us back to reality, Mother Nature will bring some moderating temperatures to southern MB this weekend as a warm front over southern Saskatchewan edges eastward. This front will bring in some light snow to southern MB tonight with a dusting to 2 cm possible over the RRV. On Saturday cloudy skies are expected with a chance of flurries, and temperatures around the -8C mark along with light winds. On Sunday, a clipper system from Alberta is forecast to track across southern MB bringing milder conditions to the RRV along with some snow, especially north of Winnipeg through the Interlake regions where 5-10 cm is possible. Colder air will follow in the wake of this storm system by Monday with temperatures plunging back to below normal values for next week. In fact, it will be the coldest weather of the season so far with highs in the minus 20s and our first -30C readings possible in Winnipeg by Tuesday morning. By Wednesday a clipper system will bring in cloud and some light snow followed by clearing and colder weather for the end of week. Looking further ahead, long range guidance is hinting at moderating temperatures for the end for January along with an increased chance of snow bearing systems over southern MB as a strong jet stream sets up along the US border.
Posted by rob at 2:30 PM