Saturday, April 14, 2012
Strong storm system south of border to impact areas south and east of Winnipeg Sunday
A strong storm system developing over eastern Colorado today is expected to spawn an outbreak of severe weather over the central American Plains today with a high risk of severe thunderstorms especially though Kansas, Nebraska and Oklahoma where violent long tracked tornadoes are possible. The storm system is expected to track into South Dakota tonight then into Minnesota and Wisconsin on Sunday. Widespread rain is expected on the northwest flank of the storm with areas of heavy rain possible over the Dakotas tonight into northern Minnesota Sunday. This area of rain will likely just graze southeast Manitoba Sunday with some rain likely towards the US and Ontario borders. Sunday will also see increasing northerly winds over southern Manitoba which will draw in colder air through the day as temperatures fall into the single digits. In fact, there's a chance that rain may change to snow on the backside of this storm system Sunday night over northwest Ontario. Near to below normal temperatures are likely through the upcoming week over southern Manitoba.
Posted by rob at 10:46 AM