Some summer weather is breezing back into southern Manitoba this week as temperatures are expected to soar well above normal.

But first we need to get through Tuesday. It's only supposed to get to 13 C in Winnipeg and frost is expected overnight.

After that, though it's sun and warmth.

The forecast for Wednesday through to Monday in Winnipeg calls for highs between 17 C and 23 C and lows around 5 C or 7 C.

A couple of hours' drive down the Trans-Canada Highway to the west the temperatures will be even better — and sooner.

The heat arrives today in Brandon with a high of 19 C then soaring to the mid-20s.

The normal temperatures for this time of year are a high of 15 C and a low of 4 C.

Environment Canada's senior climatologist Dave Phillips has said Manitoba is headed for a warmer-than-normal fall.

He provided that reassuring forecast after some brief snow flurries greeted Winnipeggers on the official last day of summer last week.

Phillips said after one of the hottest summers ever across Canada, Manitoba's lakes, rivers and the land are still very warm and that residual heat will radiate for a little while.