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John Sauder, CBC's meteorologist in Manitoba, keeps track of weather moving across the province.

    John's Weather Journal May 17

    Yes, a cloudy start to the day as expected but the clouds are thinning to the north so we’ll see some hints of sunshine later in the day and certainly through the evening hours. 

    It’ll be chilly today though with a high of just 12 degrees in the afternoon and winds gusting to 60km/h. 

    It’s looking dry heading into the long weekend. I do see a disturbance that will track through Minnesota delivering a soaking rain on Saturday. 

    The northern end of that system will bring showers to the southeast corner of the province Saturday afternoon and evening. Some of that rain may make it up into the Red River Valley for Saturday evening. 

    Saturday is a mostly cloudy day and we’ll have to watch for that rain later in the day, especially in the cottage country to the east, but also as far northwest as Winnipeg.   

    Then Sunday starts to clear in the afternoon in the southeast, while the southwest enjoys a sunny day and temps in the 20s. 

    Keep this in mind as we head into the May Long Weekend, we’ve had everything from torrential rain to snow in past years. I’ll keep you posted on the track of that rain. 

    Wind Forecast for Winnipeg

    Wednesday: NNE @ 40/60 in the afternoon. 

    Thursday: NE @ 20/30 in the morning. N @ 20/25 in the afternoon.

    Friday: Light Wind in the morning. E @ 10/15 in the afternoon.

    Saturday:  NE @ 10/15 in the morning. NE @ 20/25 the afternoon.

    John's Weather Journal May 8

    We start this week with clouds and showers - even a risk of a thunderstorm this afternoon. 

    As I write this at 1pm Monday, I see a few lightning strikes to the north of the city heading Northeast through the Interlake and another larger area of rain and storms to our southwest heading toward the capital region. The showers will hit the Morden and Carman areas first. 

    The immediate Winnipeg area has picked up 3 to 6mm of rain so far since last night.

    This risk of rain and storms will end through the late afternoon and early evening followed by clearing overnight. 

    The rest of the week looks dry but a little cool, especially Wednesday with a high of only 13 degrees. 

    Wind Forecast for Winnipeg

    Monday: S @ 25/30 in the afternoon. 

    Tuesday: NW @ 30/40 Wind in the morning. NW @ 30/40 in the afternoon.

    Wednesday: NW @ 20/25 in the morning. NW @ 20 in the afternoon.

    Thursday:  Light Wind in the morning. NW @ 10 the afternoon.

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