June 11, 2013

 

A quiet few days anticipated in southwestern Manitoba before the pattern becomes active again heading into the weekend. Shower and thunderstorm chances look to increase by Friday. For today, expect mostly sun, a west wind, and a high of 22. It'll be clear tonight with a low of 11. There may be a shower or two just south of the US border later today.

Ridge of high pressure will be firmly in place tomorrow with more sunshine in the forecast and a high of 24. Tomorrow night features a mostly clear sky and a low of 11 degrees. The quiet weather persists on Thursday. We'll see plenty of sun and a high of 25. Thunderstorms are probable in Saskatchewan throughout the day and some of that activity may spill into the region on Thursday night.

A frontal boundary is expected to push across southwestern Manitoba on Friday. Models are in agreement showing the potential for showers and thunderstorms in the region. Severe weather is possible as ample moisture, shear, and instability appear to be in place. Timing is a tough call this far in advance but some hefty storms may be in the cards as we wrap up the week. Friday's high is 24.

A strong upper low hangs back this weekend. That may keep us somewhat unsettled. There's a chance of a shower on Saturday with a high of 24. Sunday features a slight chance of a shower and a high of 23. Heading into next week, we'll see mostly sun on Monday and a high of 23 degrees.

 

Thunderstorms erupted in central and eastern portions of the province yesterday afternoon. Severe weather was reported with large hail, strong wind gusts, and heavy rain. There were even a few funnel clouds spotted. The next threat of storms here in southwestern Manitoba is late Thursday night into Friday.