Friday, May 23, 2014
The heat is on! 30+C temperatures Saturday.. record highs possible
It's been a long wait, but summer like heat is finally back in southern Manitoba as a warm southerly flow draws up above normal temperatures over the province. Under mainly sunny skies today, Winnipeg airport climbed to 29.6C, the warmest temperature here since last September 6th when it hit 33.6C. And tomorrow is looking even warmer as the peak of this warm airmass moves over southern Manitoba. Temperatures Saturday are expected to hit the 30C mark in Winnipeg and much of southern Manitoba, with values as high as 33C possible in some areas. If we do hit 30C, it will mark the first 30C day recorded in May in Winnipeg since May 2007 (31.3C on May 9th) Some record high temperatures are likely Saturday in southern Manitoba, including Winnipeg which will challenge the record high of 32.7C for May 24th set in 1980. By Saturday afternoon and evening, a band of thunderstorms is expected to fire up over western Manitoba along a weak cold front which will push into the Interlake and northern RRV areas by evening. Locally heavy downpours, strong wind gusts and hail will be possible with some stronger storms before weakening Saturday night. Unsettled weather with scattered showers or thunderstorms are expected Sunday over Winnipeg and the Red River valley as the weak front slowly advances east.
Posted by rob at 5:34 PM