Mild Weather Continues into the New Year

Rainbow Falls in Whiteshell Provincial Park on December 25, 2011. (STAN MILOSEVIC / MANITOBAPHOTOS.COM)

Above seasonal temperatures will continue for the rest of the week, as southern Manitoba continues to reap the benefits of a mild winter season.

Environment Canada is calling for sunny breaks with a high of -5°C this afternoon for Winnipeg, before the mercury slightly climbs to -3°C on Friday.

The little snow that fell Wednesday morning at least made some of the city’s toboggan hills feasible for kids enjoying the holiday break. However, with temperatures well above the normal high of -13°C, other winter activities, such as ice skating and cross country skiing, have been put on hold in most areas.

Winnipeg may be in for a white New Year, as forecasters are predicting a few centimetres of snow on Saturday leading into Sunday. Local blowing snow will also be a factor, according to the weather office, with wind gusts and a high of -6°C on Sunday.

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