The Armstrong and Whitesand First Nation areas are set for a day of weather with mixed precipitation and a significant drop in temperature.
Today’s Weather: Cloudy with Rain and Snow
The day starts mainly cloudy with a 30% chance of rain showers in the morning and early afternoon. However, the weather will shift in the afternoon with the onset of snow or rain. Local snowfall is expected to reach around 2 cm. The wind will pick up, becoming northwest at 30 km/h, gusting to 60 km/h, and the temperature is forecasted to drop to zero in the afternoon. The UV index remains low at 1.
Wardrobe Suggestion: Layers are recommended, with a waterproof outer layer to handle the rain and snow mix. A hat, gloves, and a warm scarf will also be essential to combat the chilly winds.
Tonight’s Forecast: Continuing Snow and Flurries
Snow is expected to end around midnight, followed by a cloudy night with a 60% chance of flurries. An additional snowfall of 2 cm is possible. The wind will continue to be strong from the northwest at 30 km/h, gusting to 60 km/h. Temperatures will drop significantly to a low of -8°C, with a wind chill making it feel like -14°C overnight.
Wardrobe Suggestion: Ensure you’re dressed warmly if venturing out at night, with insulated and wind-resistant clothing to protect against the low temperatures and wind chill.
Friday’s Outlook: Cloudy and Cool
Friday will remain cloudy, with a high of only -3°C, indicating a colder day ahead.
Wardrobe Suggestion: Prepare for a cold day with heavy winter clothing, including a thick coat, thermal layers, gloves, and a hat.
Final Recommendations: Residents in Armstrong and Whitesand First Nation should prepare for a noticeable shift in weather, with rain and snow mix today and a significant drop in temperature overnight into Friday. Dressing in appropriate layers and staying informed of weather updates is key to navigating these changing conditions comfortably and safely.