WINNIPEG – If you’ve been waiting patiently for hot and sunny weather, here it is.
Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement, saying an extended period of heat and humidity is expected over the next couple of days.
A hot humid airmass is setting up over southern Manitoba and will give daytime temperatures into the 30’s and humidex values approaching 40 in southwestern areas as early as this afternoon. The warm air is expected to build and move northeastward giving high humidex conditions, possibly exceeding 40, to most of southern Manitoba on Wednesday and into Thursday.
Overnight lows – especially in the Red River valley – are expected to only drop to near the 20 degree mark offering little relief from the daytime heat. Above normal temperatures are expected to continue into the weekend. Extreme heat warnings could be issued as the impacted area and intensity of the heat becomes more certain.