Friday, June 08, 2012
Improving conditions today.. severe weather threat looms Saturday over southern Manitoba..
Unsettled weather this morning with occasional showers over the Red River valley will give way to a drier westerly flow as the day progresses, with breaks of sunshine this afternoon allowing temperatures to rise into the mid 20s. The dry and benign weather will continue tonight into most of Saturday, before a potential outbreak of severe weather develops over southern Manitoba later Saturday into Saturday night. Warm and humid conditions combined with increasingly favourable upper winds and an approaching frontal system will set the stage for thunderstorms to develop over southern Manitoba late Saturday, with a likelihood of some severe thunderstorms developing giving large hail, strong wind gusts and possible tornadoes. At this point, it's still too early to say when and where thunderstorms will fire up Saturday, but current model guidance is hinting that the highest threat of severe thunderstorms will be over southwest Manitoba along the international border into southern Red River valley. Note though that much of southern Manitoba including Winnipeg will be under a threat of severe storms by later Saturday into Saturday night. Stay tuned on this developing severe weather situation..
Posted by rob at 9:12 AM