Slowly but surely temperatures are warming up on the Prairies, but readers in Manitoba may dispute that this morning. Overnight lows in Manitoba are in the -5C to -10C range, while values in Alberta are in the 0C to 5C range. Saskatchewan is reporting overnight lows in the 0C to -5C range, although eastern and northern areas are cooler. Temperatures this afternoon are expected to rise into the 10C to 15 range across the Prairies. Daily high temperatures should remain in this range on Wednesday, before a warming trend develops from west to east. High temperatures by Friday should reach the upper teens to low 20s in most areas of the Prairies. The warm weather should continue through the weekend.
The next low pressure system is expected to move into Alberta later today and into tomorrow, bringing widespread light rains to the southern growing areas. The system will move across the southern Prairies from Wednesday through Thursday bringing light to moderate showers to the southern growing regions. The next system is expected to form on the weekend and track across the southern Prairies bringing light rains to the southern growing regions.