June 3, 2013

 

A nice start to the week in the region thanks to a ridge of high pressure. This feature is weakening as we speak thanks to a low pressure system to our west. Today is going to be a relatively nice day with a mix of sun and cloud, a light wind, and a high of 16. Showers are likely this evening and overnight. Expect a low of 7.

The low centre is forecast to be somewhere in southern North Dakota tomorrow. Current guidance suggests the highest precipitation remaining south of the US border. An inch of rain or more may fall in parts of North Dakota. We'll see a mix of sun and cloud tomorrow with an east wind and a high of 16. There is a chance of showers. Rainfall amounts could approach a quarter of an inch in some spots, mainly near the US border.

Tomorrow night will be partly cloudy with a low of 7. There is a slight chance of showers early in the evening. System continues to the east/southeast on Wednesday with a nice day in store for us. It'll be mostly sunny with a high of 20. Ridging will be in place on Thursday in southwestern Manitoba with sunshine in the forecast and a high of 21.

For Friday, expect a mix of sun and cloud and a high of 20. The ridge breaks down on the weekend with a low pressure system pushing through. Showers are possible on Saturday with a high of 20. The potential for showers continues on Sunday with a high of 19 degrees. There may be a thunderstorm or two around on the weekend, depending on how unstable the atmosphere can get.

 

A couple days of sunshine after last week's rain event has led to some beautiful scenery in southwestern Manitoba. Aside from the threat of showers tonight and tomorrow, it looks like a relatively dry week with more sun expected Wednesday through Friday.