Friday, July 06, 2012
Rain over southern Red River valley this morning.. Building heat expected over Prairies next week
A large thunderstorm complex over North Dakota is spreading an area of rain across the Red River valley this morning, generally south of a line from Carman through Brunkild to Steinbach. Rainfall amounts of will range from 10-15 mm near the US border to little or no rain north of St Agathe.(UPDATE: rain has spread up to Winnipeg, although bulk of rain will remain south and east of the city) This system will push east today, with gradually clearing skies expected over the Red River valley this afternoon. Saturday will start off sunny but a weak impulse tracking through the Interlake will likely spawn scattered showers and thunderstorms by the afternoon, especially north of Winnipeg. After that, it looks like we'll be in for an extended spell of warm and dry weather next week as an upper ridge builds over the western Prairies, bringing increasing heat through the week. Temperatures in the low to mid 30s will be widespread over southern Alberta and Saskatchewan early next week, with the heat expected to spread into southern Manitoba by the end of the week.
Posted by rob at 7:37 AM