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Manitoba Weather: Heat Wave Arrives

Manitoba Weather: Heat Wave Arrives
Manitoba Weather: Heat Wave Arrives

The heat wave spreads to Manitoba on Wednesday.

It is a high pressure area that will cause extremely high temperatures during the day and warm temperatures at night in most parts of the province in the coming days.

Here in Winnipeg, the skies are mostly clear today and tonight with light winds.

Several regions in central and northern Manitoba are now under a heat warning from Environment and Climate Change Canada.

The weather bureau reports that more regions in the province are under the warning today.

Daytime temperatures will soar into the 30s across most of Manitoba over the next few days. Nighttime will be light with warm nighttime lows in the mid to upper teens. Later this week, nighttime lows will only drop into the low 20s in the south.

Humidex levels are also expected to rise to 40 or higher on Friday and Saturday.

Severe thunderstorms are also possible today, but not where you would expect them. The greatest threat is in northern Manitoba, where supercell thunderstorms are possible this afternoon. The greatest threats are 3-6 cm hail and strong wind gusts.

However, smoke spreading north from wildfires in British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan could limit the development of severe thunderstorms there.