Well, it's been awhile, but Winnipeg and southern Manitoba will be enduring a spell of below normal temperatures over the next few days, something we haven't experienced in a while. In fact, the last time Winnipeg saw more than 2 consecutive days below normal was back in late February when we had a stretch of 5 days that averaged below normal. Average highs in Winnipeg are now +8C and it looks like we'll be generally below that mark through mid week. Milder air is expected by Thursday with temperatures returning back into the mid teens. The good news is that conditions this week should be dry with no significant precipitation expected until later in the week into the weekend.
As I noted in a previous post.. the record breaking warm start to spring this March should not be viewed as a sign that the threat of cold weather is over for us. Of the past 9 warmest Marches in Winnipeg, all had some snow in April, and all were followed by a cooler than normal May.. suggesting an increased chance of a "backward spring" following a warm start.