April 21, 2014 11:42 am

Rain and snow headed for Manitoba

The five-day forecast shows a mid-week turn for the worse.

Global News

WINNIPEG — A mid-week changeup in the forecast for central and southern Manitoba  has strong winds, rain and, yes, more snow on the way.

It was a beautiful weekend in the city. I had some family in town and considering the winter and spring we’ve had so far, the city showed really nicely. I was shocked to hear (multiple times) that my parents’ home a couple hours north of Toronto still has close to a metre of snow in the front yard. I couldn’t say it but it made me feel a bit better about only recently taking my winter parka out of the jacket rotation.

The pleasant forecast from the weekend is spilling over into Monday and Tuesday. The sunshine and comfortable temperatures will change significantly on Wednesday. A system will move through Montana and bring significant rain through the Prairies. Estimates right now for parts of Alberta and Saskatchewan put rainfall amounts between 20 and 50 millimetres by Thursday night. Manitoba won’t be far off and could see some snow in the mix farther north.

The heaviest concentration of precipitation is difficult to pinpoint, but southern and central Manitoba should avoid BBQ plans late this week.

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