Current Conditions and Special Weather Statement in Effect
WINNIPEG – NATIONAL WEATHER – As of 5:10 AM CST, Winnipeg experiences a slight +1°C with light snowfall, signalling the arrival of a Colorado low affecting the region. The barometer reading at 99.6 and dropping indicates the system’s influence, with a 100% humidity level and northeast winds blowing at 14 km/h.
Residents should note the Special Weather Statement issued, highlighting the varied weather conditions expected through Friday morning.
Forecast and Expected Conditions
The Colorado low is bringing a noticeable change from the recent mild temperatures, introducing a mix of precipitation across southern Manitoba and southeastern Saskatchewan. Today, areas in southeastern Saskatchewan, southwestern Manitoba, and through the Interlake can anticipate continued snowfall, concluding Thursday evening with total accumulations of 4 to 8 cm expected.
In the Red River Valley and southeastern Manitoba, the morning will see rain and drizzle, transitioning to snow as the day progresses. This shift is due to the eastward movement of the rain-snow line, with snowfall persisting into Friday morning. The transition period may bring freezing drizzle, making roads and sidewalks slippery. Southeast Manitoba might see up to 5 to 10 mm of rain today, with snow accumulations ranging from 2 to 6 cm.
Temperature Trends and Detailed Forecasts
A drop in temperatures is forecasted, returning to colder yet still above seasonal norms for the upcoming weekend and into next week. Today, Winnipeg should brace for drizzle turning to snow in the afternoon, with a chance of freezing drizzle by late afternoon. Winds will shift to the north, increasing to 30 km/h and gusting up to 50 near noon, with temperatures falling to -1°C in the afternoon.
Tonight, expect periods of snow accompanied by early evening risks of freezing drizzle and occasional blowing snow. Predicted snowfall amounts are between 2 to 4 cm, with strong north winds at 40 km/h gusting to 60, bringing the low to -10°C and wind chill factors dropping to -9 this evening and -20 overnight.
Friday will see continued light snow with northwest winds of 30 km/h gusting to 50, a high of -8°C, and wind chill values near -20. The night is forecasted to remain cloudy with a low of -12°C.