Winnipeg Weather Outlook – Light Snow with Expected Clearing and Fluctuating Conditions

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Winnipeg's Famous Portage and Main
Winnipeg's Famous Portage and Main Historic view despite the forecast it is not today!

Winnipeg – Weather – Winnipeg is seeming to grasp tight on the moniker of “Winterpeg” with light snow this morning. Fear not! Spring is here despite the potential for snow.

At least Winnipeg isn’t northern Manitoba where the national weather service predicts a prolonged period of snowfall will continue. Locations: Thompson, Nelson House, South Indian Lake, regions south of Lynn Lake, Flin Flon, The Pas, Cross Lake, Jenpeg.

In addition to the snowfall Tuesday night, total snowfall accumulations of 15 to 30 cm are expected over the next two days. The snow will ease on Wednesday night, but will likely continue through Thursday before beginning to taper off on Friday. The possibility exists that regions south of Gillam and north of Island Lake may receive 10+ cm of snow beginning Thursday.

Residents of Winnipeg are starting their day with light snow as they brace for a mix of precipitation and a gradual clearing later in the day. With temperatures hovering around the freezing mark, the city’s weather conditions will be dynamic over the next few days.

Today’s Weather Overview

Current Conditions As of 6:08 AM CDT at Winnipeg Richardson International Airport, the city experiences light snow under 100% humidity, with the temperature barely above freezing at 0.1°C. Winds are gentle from the northeast at 5 km/h, and visibility is reduced to 4 km. The atmospheric pressure is 100.6 kPa and is noted to be rising, suggesting an improvement in weather conditions might be on the horizon.

Weather Forecast

Expected Conditions Today, the mix of rain and snow will end this morning, followed by cloudy skies and a 30% chance of drizzle. Winds will shift to the southwest at 20 km/h by late afternoon, and temperatures are expected to rise to a high of 9°C, with a low UV index of 2.

Tonight, the skies will remain mainly cloudy, with a continued 30% chance of flurries as the temperature dips slightly to 1°C.

On Thursday, the day will start cloudy, with rain mixed with snow resuming early in the morning. Winds will be brisk, switching from southwest to northwest and increasing to 40 km/h, gusting to 60 km/h. Temperatures will peak early at 4°C and then drop to zero by afternoon. The UV index will remain low at 1.

Wardrobe Recommendations With a mix of snow and rain expected, Winnipeggers should consider layered clothing, including waterproof and wind-resistant outerwear. A warm hat and gloves are also recommended, especially during the morning and evening when temperatures are at their lowest.

Weather Trivia Winnipeg is known for its variable weather, often seeing rapid shifts in conditions due to its geographic position in the center of North America. This location subjects the city to numerous conflicting air masses, which can cause sudden weather changes.

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