Forecast: Quiet early-summer weather expected

Issued May 29, 2017 – Covering the period from May 31 to June 7, 2017

Once again an upper low took control of our weather, bringing the forecasted clouds and showers over the weekend. The slow movement of the low resulted in the clouds and showers sticking around longer than forecasted, and brought temperatures that were colder than expected. For this forecast, the weather is looking much quieter, with no major storm systems expected.

This forecast period will begin on the sunny side, with high pressure sliding by to our south. Under the strong sunshine, temperatures will quickly moderate, with daytime highs climbing back into the low 20s and overnight lows around 10 C. As this southern high slides off to the east, another large area of high pressure is forecast to develop to our north. This high should help to keep away any precipitation from a weak low that is forecast to track through North or South Dakota over the weekend. Extreme southwestern regions may see some clouds and possibly a stray shower late Friday or early Saturday.

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This large northern high looks as if it will control our weather over the weekend and into the first half of next week. We should see plenty of sunshine along with nice warm temperatures. Expected daytime highs are between 22 and 25 C, with overnight lows in the low teens. Northern regions will be the warmest, with some areas seeing highs approaching 30 C.

Looking further ahead, the weather models show a low-pressure system quickly tracking through southern and central Manitoba late next week, bringing with it showers and thundershowers. High pressure is then forecast to build back in for the weekend.

Usual temperature range for this period: Highs, 17 to 28 C; lows, 4 to 14 C.

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Daniel Bezte

Daniel Bezte is a teacher by profession with a BA (Hon.) in geography, specializing in climatology, from the U of W. He operates a computerized weather station near Birds Hill Park.

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