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

    John's Weather Journal July 28

    A very pleasant day here in the south. High temps between 25 and 27 degrees and lighter winds than Monday.
    Going forward, there isn't much weather to report on here in the south over the next couple of days. Sunshine, light winds and a warm up to 30 degrees on Thursday as an upper level ridge builds into the eastern prairies. With that hot day on Thursday, dew point temps will be in the mid teens so not too humid. Overnight lows are going to be manageable as well, in the low to mid teens. 
    I am tracking a low pressure system that will move across the north on Thursday. It will bring some rain to Thompson and surrounding regions by Thursday afternoon. The cold front associated with that low drags through the south Thursday night into Friday morning. That will be our next opportunity for rain here in the south. Expect showers with a risk of a thunderstorm early on Friday before a sun/cloud mix and breezy conditions in the afternoon. 
    After that, for the August long weekend, high pressure clears our skies resulting in  several sunny days in a row and afternoon temps in the upper twenties.  
    Pack lots of sunscreen if you are heading out for the weekend. 
    John's 7-Day Forecast
    Wind Forecast For Winnipeg:
    Tuesday:  NW @ 20  this afternoon.  
    Wednesday:  Light wind in the morning.  Light wind in the afternoon.
    Thursday:   S @ 10 in the morning.  S @ 15 in the afternoon.
    Friday:   S @ 15/20 in the morning. NW @ 30/40 in the afternoon. 
  • John's Weather Journal July 27

    If I was to describe the week ahead, I would say very stable and mostly comfortable. There are a couple of days up around 29 or 30 degrees, and maybe that's a little too hot for some, but most days are between 25 and 27 degrees for highs. Overnight lows are fairly comfortable as well. 
    If you need some rain, the only mention of rain here in the south is a slight chance of an isolated shower this afternoon (Monday). 
    If you are looking to get out for a family bike ride, winds will be fairly light both Wednesday and Thursday here in the Red River Valley. 
    So, nothing that says Heat Warning and nothing that says possible thunderstorms either. 
    John's 7-Day Forecast
    Wind Forecast For Winnipeg:
    Monday:  NW @ 30/40  this afternoon.  
    Tuesday:  N @ 10 in the morning.  NW @ 20 in the afternoon.
    Wednesday:   Light wind in the morning.  Light wind in the afternoon.
    Thursday:   Light wind in the morning. S @ 10 in the afternoon. 
  • John's Weather Journal July 23

    I must say, this cloud and line of thunderstorms was not part of the plan today. Completely unauthorized. I'd like to see some ID please.
    A shortwave trough developed over Montana and is sending moist air to the north. We have lost our wind as thunderstorms weaken to the west. As of 1pm, the warning on one storm near Portage has ended but we still have severe t-storms to the southwest near Pilot Mound, MB. Expect at least a few rain drops in Winnipeg before some afternoon clearing and gusty south winds. 
    The heat warning I was expecting has been issued by Environment Canada. We will have a coupe of days that more then meet that criteria. On Friday, 33 degrees. On Saturday, 32 degrees for a high and the overnight lows stay above 20 degrees. Humidity will be thick both days so be prepared to sweat. 
    Let's keep an eye on the vulnerable and our pets as well over this next wave. 
    The hot and humid weather should break when a cold front passes on Saturday evening. That  front will likely be the trigger for some showers and storms Saturday afternoon and evening depending on where you are (east or west). 
    Sunday will be much more comfortable with respect to temperature and humidity. We can expect lots of sunshine on Sunday as well. 
    The start of next week looks very stable with seasonal temps. 
    John's 7-Day Forecast
    Wind Forecast For Winnipeg:
    Thursday:  S @ 40/60  this afternoon.  
    Friday:  SE @ 30 in the morning.  SW @ 20/30 in the afternoon.
    Saturday:   S @ 15 in the morning.  S @ 20/30 in the afternoon.
    Sunday:   W @ 15/20 in the morning. W @ 30/40 in the afternoon. 

    John's Weather Journal July 22

    It's back to seasonal conditions on Wednesday with humidity levels (dew point) still in the comfortable range. That will change as we head into a stretch of very hot and humid weather Thursday through Saturday. An upper level ridge is moving over the eastern prairies and will create a southwest flow that will usher in the moist air.. 
    Thursday's winds will gust to 60 km/h in the afternoon so that could provide some relief from the 29 degree heat. It's Friday and Saturday when temps will be in the low to mid 30s by day and only in the low 20s for morning lows. That will likely prompt a heat warning for southern Manitoba as we approach the weekend. 
    There is also some instability thrown in to make things interesting. As of Wednesday morning, it looks like there is a chance for a showers or t-storms on Friday morning, followed by a very hot and humid afternoon. Saturday bring a mix of sun and cloud with a chance of afternoon and evening showers or thunderstorms.
    Sunday will be much more comfortable with respect to temperature and humidity. We can expect lots of sunshine of Sunday as well. 
    The start of next week looks very stable with seasonal temps. 
    John's 7-Day Forecast
    Wind Forecast For Winnipeg:
    Wednesday:  S @ 30/40  this afternoon.  
    Thursday: S @ 30/40 in the morning.  S @ 40/60 in the afternoon.
    Friday:   S @ 30/40 in the morning.  SW @ 25/30 in the afternoon.
    Saturday:   Light wind in the morning. SE @ 15/20 in the afternoon. 
  • John's Weather Journal July 21

    Tuesday, expect a mix of sun and cloud as the afternoon progresses. I don't see anything really organized for this afternoon but there is a chance of a few isolated showers. That word isolated is a good way to describe weather that will affect some, but not everyone. The forecast model I use depicts this nicely for the afternoon period. Little pockets of showers, and in between, sunshine. 
    Futurecast (RPM Model) showing the isolated showers possible this afternoon
    Wednesday and Thursday are sunny days but winds start to get gusty, especially on Thursday. 
    Friday will be a mainly cloudy day again with some showers or thunderstorms likely before we head into another hot weekend. 
    John's 7-Day Forecast
    Wind Forecast For Winnipeg:
    Tuesday:  S @ 10  this afternoon.  
    Wednesday: S @ 15/20 in the morning.  S @ 30/40 in the afternoon.
    Thursday:   S @ 25/40 in the morning.  S @ 40/60 in the afternoon.
    Friday:   S @ 30/40 in the morning. SW @ 25/30 in the afternoon. 

    John's Weather Journal July 20

    Technical issues with remote systems will make this a shorter blog today as I return from a week off. 
    As of 2:30pm on Monday, we have clouded over here in the Red River Valley and I'm tracking some showers west of us, some of those with lightning. Nothing severe with this slow moving trough but we'll likely see some showers later this evening and overnight. As I write this, the showers are west of Brandon angling back through Strathclair and Russell. 
    Tuesday will likely be cloudy with some showers and the risk of a non severe thunderstorm or two. A lot of the showers on Tuesday remain south of the trans-Canada but I will watch the track of those carefully through the morning hours. 
    Wednesday and Thursday are sunny days with winds getting gusty on Thursday. 
    Friday will be a day cloudy day again with some showers likely before we head into another hot weekend. 
    John's 7-Day Forecast
    Wind Forecast For Winnipeg:
    Monday:  SE @ 10  this afternoon.  
    Tuesday: N @ 10 in the morning.  E @ 15 in the afternoon.
    Wednesday:   S @ 10 in the morning.  SE @ 25/30 in the afternoon.
    Thursday:   S @ 25/30 in the morning. S @ 40/60 in the afternoon. 
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