June 5, 2013

 

Low pressure system is losing its grip on the region. High pressure will take over until the weekend when the next system targets southwestern Manitoba. Shower chances will increase and there may be some thunderstorm activity. For today, expect a mix of sun and cloud, a light wind, and a high of 19. Tonight features a partly cloudy sky and a low of 6.

Tomorrow is going to be a very nice day with mostly sun in the forecast and a high of 22. It'll be mainly clear tomorrow night with a low of 8 degrees. More sun anticipated on Friday but it may get a bit windy, at times. Expect a high of 22. Showers and thunderstorms are likely in western North Dakota and here in southwestern Manitoba on Friday night.

The aforementioned activity continues east on Saturday. Models show a low pressure system near the International border with plenty of lift and upper dynamics. Instability is definitely in question as there will likely be plenty of clouds and precipitation to deal with. With that being said, showers are a good bet on Saturday with a high of 19. There is a chance of thunderstorms, especially in the morning.

System will be off to our east on Sunday but a somewhat moist wrap-around flow could produce more showers in the region. It's going to be windy with a high of 16. High pressure builds in early next week with a warm-up expected. Monday features mostly sun and a high of 22. Tuesday will be sunny with the high reaching 24 degrees.

 

The image below is taken from the GFS forecast model and is valid early Saturday evening. It shows a low pressure just to our south with widespread precipitation in southwestern Manitoba. This may be a bit overdone, considering low and mid level moisture doesn't look all that impressive this weekend.