Thursday, September 01, 2016
Summery start to September to give way to cooler wetter conditions over Labour Day weekend
September is off to a beautiful start over southern Manitoba with sunshine, balmy breezes and summerlike temperatures in the upper 20s (and even low 30s over western MB) Friday will see another warm summerlike day, although winds will be quite gusty, especially in the Red River valley (including Winnipeg) where southerly winds gusting to 60 -70 km/h are expected by afternoon. Not the best bike riding weather if you're heading south! Friday night, a weak front will push through southern Manitoba with a small chance of thunderstorms, leading to partly sunny skies Saturday and temperatures in the mid 20s. Clouds are expected to increase Saturday afternoon with a few showers likely by evening as a cold front pushes through. Sunday looks cooler and unsettled at this point as a low pressure system over the Dakotas rides up along the cold front and spreads an area of steady rain over much of southern Manitoba by the afternoon into the evening. This could be quite a soaking rainfall for many areas, with rainfall amounts of 20-40 mm possible Sunday afternoon into Monday morning. Rainfall should ease off Monday morning leaving cloudy and cool conditions Labour day Monday. The rest of the week looks generally cooler than normal with temperatures in the upper teens.. a taste of fall as the kids head back to school!
Posted by rob at 5:29 PM