Monday, April 21, 2014
Wet weather moving in for mid week..
More typical springlike weather has finally become established across southern Manitoba as the winter snowpack has pretty much disappeared across most areas. This is allowing the late April sun to warm up the surface more easily, with temperatures reaching more seasonable values now. Tuesday looks to be a beautiful day with lots of sunshine and temperatures reaching the mid teens.. pretty much normal for this time of year. The nice weather however will be short lived as a large storm system developing over the western Prairies brings a widespread area of rain across southern Manitoba during Wednesday, reaching Winnipeg by late afternoon or evening. Rain will become steadier and heavier Wednesday night, with a good soaking of 15 to 25 mm possible through Thursday, likely our most significant rainfall since last October. Rain will taper off Thursday night, possibly changing to some wet snowflurries by early Friday as colder air works in behind the system. Cooler than normal weather will follow in the wake of this system through the weekend into early next week. This will ensure that April finishes below normal by a good 4-5C, the 7th straight month that has ended up below normal in Winnipeg. The last month that was above normal here was last September which finished 2.5C above normal. Hopefully, May can finally break the below normal streak..
Posted by rob at 8:48 PM