Thursday, March 31, 2016
Cold start to April with occasional bouts of snow
The mild conditions that finished March will unfortunately not be continuing into the start of April as a spell of colder than normal weather pushes into southern Manitoba. A cold front tracking through southern Manitoba today is bringing a northerly flow of colder into the province, along with a coating of snow over western Manitoba (up to 10 cm northwest of Brandon early this morning). On Friday, a clipper system is forecast to dive across southern Manitoba by the afternoon, bringing occasional snow to the RRV in the afternoon and evening, with a coating to 3 cm possible. This will be followed by a cold Saturday with highs remaining below freezing (normal highs for early April are +5C) On Saturday night, another fast moving clipper will spread an area of light snow across southern Manitoba, with again, a coating to 3 cm possible Saturday night into Sunday morning. Monday looks quiet and cold before a stronger clipper system threatens rain and wet snow Tuesday into Tuesday night. Below normal temperatures are expected Wednesday and Thursday behind the system before a more general warmup by the end of the week into next weekend.
Posted by rob at 1:37 PM