Saturday, March 24, 2012
Cold front moving through Red River valley this morning with some rain and freezing rain..
A sharp cold front crossing southern Manitoba is bringing in much colder air this morning with temperatures dropping dropping below the freezing mark on gusty northwest winds. The front is accompanied by a band of rain that will be falling in subfreezing air, resulting in a period of freezing rain this morning as it passes through. About 5-10 mm of rain has fallen with the band with even some isolated thunderstorms occurring. The ground is warm enough from the mild temperatures of the past two weeks that significant icing should not be a major problem.. however some icing is possible on bridges and overpasses as well as sidewalks so be aware of the potential of some slippery conditions as you head out this morning. The band of rain will end by mid morning with drier air this afternoon, however temperatures will be back to normal values for this time of year.. which will be a bit of a shock after the abnormal warmth of the past two weeks. Seasonable temperatures will continue Sunday with mainly sunny skies, before milder but wet conditions move in by Tuesday.
Posted by rob at 7:09 AM