Don't put the shovels away just yet.
After a week of what felt like non-stop snow in Winnipeg and southern Manitoba, we can expect at least a bit more snow to start the new week.
Environment Canada is forecasting 2 centimetres of snow for Winnipeg on Monday. Periods of light snow should end around midnight this evening. However, there is a 30 per cent chance of light snow overnight, according to the national forecaster. There's another 30 per cent chance of light snow for early Tuesday morning, with a mix of sun and cloud the remainder of the day.
While last week's Colorado low dumped over 20 centimetres of snow in most areas of the capital city, the system at least brought some warmer air with it. This week looks to have winds blowing mostly from the north, and a clearing sky the remainder of the week. Those two factors will combine to bring bone-chilling temperatures and wind chills leading into Christmas.
Winnipeg is expecting a high of -16 with a wind chill of -25 on Monday afternoon. Overnight the mercury will dip to -23 with a wind chill of -33. A wind chill of -33 is expected throughout the day on Tuesday, with a high of -21.
-21 seems to be the daytime high expected for most of the week, except for Wednesday when the temperature will struggle to rise above -25.
The average high for this time of year is -10.5 with a low of -20.1. The highest temperature ever reached on December 19 was set in 1957 at 2.2 degrees. The lowest temperature record was set just two years earlier at -36.7.