Winnipeg cranks up the heat to scorcher level

The city is about to get the hottest weather it has seen in eight months — 27 C Friday and 30 C on Saturday.
It's suddenly summer in Winnipeg this weekend. CBC's Katie Nicholson reports. 2:10

It's suddenly summer in Winnipeg this weekend.

The city is about to get the hottest weather it has seen in eight months — 27 C Friday and 30 C on Saturday.

Of course, there's always a catch.

The wind will be gusting to 50 km/h throughout most of Friday, so if you're relaxing in a park or on a patio be sure to hold onto your hat.

And there's also the rain.

"With that warm weather comes the risk of some thunderstorms late tomorrow afternoon,” said CBC weather specialist Marilyn Maki.

Those showers are expected to stretch into Sunday, dampening the annual Teddy Bear's Picnic at Assiniboine Park.

The temperatures will also drop back down closer to the normal of 21 C. The overnight lows, however, will stay pretty darn nice, hovering around 13-15 C, which is far above the normal of 7 C.     

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