Saturday, March 24, 2012
Some seasonably chilly weather.. then more rain for Monday afternoon into Tuesday
It may have come as a shock to residents of southern Manitoba, but after two weeks of record breaking warmth that saw temperatures more typical of early May, "normal" March weather felt anything but. Temperatures today struggled near the freezing mark all day, with gusty northwest winds and overcast skies. It was the coldest afternoon temperature in Winnipeg since March 9th which had a high of -4C. For tonight, cloudy to partly clear skies will allow temperatures to drop below -5C, our first subfreezing night since the 15th. Dry but cool conditions are expected to cap off the weekend Sunday, before clouds thicken again Monday ahead of the next major system that will affect southern Manitoba. This next system is expected to track across North Dakota Monday night into Tuesday, bringing some widespread rainfall across the RRV and southern Manitoba. Early estimates of rainfall are around 10-20 mm for Winnipeg Monday afternoon into Tuesday, with potentially higher amounts in some embedded thunderstorms which may accompany the system Monday night into Tuesday morning.
Posted by rob at 6:52 PM