Thursday, July 17, 2008
Forecasts for the weekend appear rather pessimistic for Winnipeg and southern Manitoba with showers forecast for both Saturday and Sunday and high temperatures only near 20C. But will it be that bad? Other computer models are more optimistic for the weekend showing more typical summerlike weather with only scattered showers and possible thunderstorms over the weekend, but dry most of the time, along with some sun and increasing humidity. The Canadian GLB seems to be the most aggressive with an impulse moving through the northern plains, generating a wide swath of heavy convective precipitation over southern MB. Who's right? We'll have to see what the trends are over the next run or two, but at this point, I'm thinking this weekend will not be a total washout as the GLB suggests, with partly sunny skies, more humid conditions giving scattered showers and thunderstorms at times, and high temperatures in the 22-25C range. Rest assured, this will not be a repeat of last Saturday's wet and wild weather!
Posted by rob at 1:35 PM