News and views on weather in Winnipeg and Southern Manitoba
Monday, July 09, 2012
Hot week ahead.. Scattered thunderstorms possible later in week
Mid summer heat will be spreading across southern Manitoba this week as a
large upper ridge of high pressure over western Canada slowly pushes
east across the Prairies. This ridge is resulting in widespread
temperatures in the low to mid 30s across southern Alberta and
Saskatchewan, which will be spreading east into southern MB this week.
In Winnipeg, temperatures are expected to approach the 30C mark today,
and surpass the 30C mark the rest of the week into the weekend, with
maximum temperatures of 35C possible. Conditions will be generally sunny
and hot, although there will be a threat of scattered thunderstorms
Wednesday through Friday as some minor impulses track across southern
Manitoba, triggering a few scattered thunderstorms that could be heavy
at times given the building heat and humidity. Other than that, looks
like an extended spell of hot weather ahead.. plan to stay cool!