Sunshine makes an appearance this afternoon but we may see another shower this evening

CBC meteorologist John Sauder gives you the latest Manitoba weather updates in his live blog.

Beautiful Friday ahead of another stretch of unsettled weather

John Sauder is CBC Manitoba's meteorologist. (CBC)

John's Manitoba weather journal: Thursday, May 26

A few sprinkles this morning are now east of the Red River Valley as of 1 p.m. Areas like Lac du Bonnet are still seeing some light showers in the early afternoon. Our sky is now brightening up west of the valley and that is what the afternoon will look like. 

This evening, there is another feature, a surface trough, that will be the focus of a few showers and perhaps a non-severe thunderstorm that will push west to east and be gone by the late evening. Clear skies follow, setting us up for a beautiful Friday. 

Expect lots of sunshine and light winds on Friday with highs in the mid-20s. This would be a good one to take off of work if you can, because what follows is a stretch of unsettled weather that will last well into next week. 

Showers or periods of rain develop Friday night into Saturday. Over the weekend, there will be periods of showers or rain. Temperatures will also struggle to reach 20 C through the weekend and through next week.

As for amounts of rain, some models are hinting at significant 20 to 40 millimetres by the middle of next week. This is not what farmers want to hear. Planting of crops is on hold in many locations due to the wet soil.

John's 7-Day Forecast (John Sauder/CBC)

Wind forecast:

  • Thursday: S @ 30-40 in the afternoon. W @ 10 overnight. 
  • Friday: NW @ 10 in the morning. NE @ 10-15 in the afternoon.
  • Saturday: E @ 20-40 in the morning. S @ 10-15 in the afternoon. 
  • Sunday: N @ 15-20 in the morning. NW @ 20-30 in the afternoon. 


CBC Meteorologist John Sauder provides you with daily comprehensive weather reports. He earned a certificate in broadcast meteorology from Mississippi State University in 2007 and is endorsed by the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society and holds the American Meteorological Society's Seal of Approval for on-air meteorologists.