Thousands of Manitobans will be sweating on Sunday, but not because of any sweltering temperatures. The 35th annual Manitoba Marathon takes place on Father’s Day and while we’re used to seeing sunshine on race day, it looks like cloud cover will dominate with showers beginning in the afternoon.
Those showers are related to a weather system currently dropping precipitation across Saskatchewan where rainfall warnings are in effect for anywhere from 50 to 80 millimetres through Saturday evening. And while that system is threatening to steal some of our weekend sunshine, we can expect a sunny start to Saturday with a chance of afternoon showers and a risk of a thunderstorm late in the day.
Sunday morning, when the race gun goes off to signify the start of the Marathon, conditions will be mostly cloudy with a few sunny breaks. The temperature will be in the mid-teens making for a pleasant morning with the showers holding off through the morning. If you plan to cheer on the runners along the route or from the stands at the University of Manitoba stadium, pack some rain gear, just to be safe.
Good luck to everyone running in the Marathon and Happy Father’s Day to all you dads and grandfathers.
Have a great weekend!