Friday, May 04, 2012
Generally cool and unsettled weather through Monday..
The weather picture will be dominated by generally unsettled conditions over the next few days over southern Manitoba as a series of weather disturbances pass though the region. The first wave of unsettled weather is pushing into SW Manitoba this morning with a large area of showers which will continue to progress eastward into the Red River valley by tonight, although precipitation is expected to become lighter by the time it reaches the RRV. General rainfall amounts of 10-20 mm are forecast today over SW Manitoba with just a few mm over the RRV tonight. Shower activity will move out Saturday with a generally dry day expected before the next area of showers and possible thunderstorms pushes in for Sunday. This may bring higher amounts of rainfall over the RRV and southern MB with 10-25 mm possible depending on how much thunderstorm activity develops. Currently models are suggesting that the bulk of rainfall over the next 3 or 4 days will occur west and south of the RRV over southern SK, southwest MB and the Dakotas. Scattered showers and cool weather are expected Monday over southern MB before a drying and warming trend by the middle of next week.
Posted by rob at 10:40 AM