Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Another round of showers and thunderstorms tonight.. locally heavy rain and hail possible
Another round of showers and thunderstorms is on tap for southern Manitoba tonight as a low pressure system over the Dakotas pushes a warm front towards the Manitoba border. Warm and increasingly humid air will spread up through the Dakotas today while cooler air remains entrenched over the southern Prairies. The clash of airmasses and favourable dynamics aloft will result in widespread showers and embedded thunderstorms developing later today into this evening across southern Manitoba. The best chance of heaviest thunderstorms will be over the Red River valley and southeast MB where strong to locally severe thunderstorms from the Dakotas will be tracking across the border by this evening, as well as developing along the warm front. Main threat with these storms will be large hail and strong winds, with areas of very heavy rain (25-50 mm) possible. A secondary area of heavy rain is also likely through the Interlake regions tonight into Wednesday as an upper low over southern Saskatchewan tracks slowly eastward into the Manitoba lakes region. Conditions are expected to dry out Thursday and Friday for most of southern Manitoba (rain still possible near Ontario border Thursday) before more unsettled weather moves in for the weekend. All in all, a generally unsettled week ahead as we get into a more stormy and variable pattern.
Posted by rob at 9:56 AM