Winnipeg Weather Update: Chilly Winds and Light Snow Ahead

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Friday Morning Weather Snapshot

Winnipeg – WEATHER – As Winnipeg residents wake up this morning at 6:30 AM CST, the city is blanketed in light snow and temperatures sit at a brisk -10°C. The barometric pressure is on the rise, currently at 100.7 kPa, indicating changing weather patterns on the horizon. Humidity levels are high at 86%, with strong winds gusting from 33 to 46 km/h, contributing to the chilly outdoor conditions.

Today’s Weather Forecast

Winnipeggers can expect a day filled with periods of light snow and local blowing snow, thanks to northwest winds blowing at 30 km/h and gusting up to 50 km/h. Despite the high of -7°C, the wind chill will make it feel significantly colder, dropping to -20°C in the morning and slightly improving to -14°C in the afternoon.

Tonight and Saturday’s Outlook

The evening will see mainly cloudy skies, with northwest winds slowing to 20 km/h before becoming light overnight. Temperatures are expected to dip to a low of -11°C, with wind chill values of -14°C in the evening worsening to -19°C overnight.

Saturday promises mainly cloudy skies with a 30% chance of light snow by late afternoon. Lighter winds, up to 15 km/h, will bring the high to -5°C, but morning wind chill values will make it feel as cold as -18°C, improving to -9°C in the afternoon. The UV index remains low at 1.

Sunday’s Weather Preview

Sunday will offer a mix of sun and cloud with a high of -6°C, providing a slight respite from the snow but still maintaining cold temperatures. The evening will continue with cloudy periods and a low of -11°C, consistent with the chilly trend of the weekend.

Advisory for Residents and Commuters

With the current and forecasted weather conditions in Winnipeg, residents are advised to dress warmly to combat the cold wind chills and prepare for light snow and blowing snow, which may affect visibility, especially during commutes. Staying updated on weather forecasts and planning accordingly can help ensure safety and comfort during this wintry spell.

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